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A N U A R Y 



Friday 6 

rH Humanities Concert 

Saturday 7 

H MV @ Exeter 4:30 

H MJV @ Exeter 4:30 

H M3vs. BB&N1:00 

B MV @ St. Paul's 2:00+ 

B MJV vs. St. Paul's 2:30 

Wednesday 11 

|gj MV vs. Lawrence 3:15* 

^ MJV vs. Lawrence 4:45 

H M3 vs. Middlesex 3:15 

g WV @ Pingree 3:45 

H WJV @ Pingree 5:15 

B MV vs. BB&N 5:00+ 

B MJV @ BB&N 5:00 

B WV vs. Milton 3:15* 

B WJV @ Nobles 3:00 

ESI WV @ Milton 3:15 

ESI WJV @ Milton 4:15 

^ MV@ BB&N 3:15* 

g3 MJV® BB&N 3:15 

Friday 13 

H MV vs. Thayer 7:30* 

H MJV vs. Thayer 6:00 

^ WV @ Thayer 7:30* 

g WJV @ Thayer 6:00 

ESI WV vs. Pingree 3:30 

ESI WJV vs. Pingree 3:30 

| j Student Art Reception 

Saturday 14 

H M3 @ Groton 2:00 

B MV @ Belmont Hill 2:00 

B MJV vs. Belmont Hill 12:00 

B WV @ Middlesex 2:00* 

B WJV vs. Middlesex 2:15 

g3 MV vs. Milton 2:00* 

Q MJV vs. Milton 2:00 

Wednesday 18 

H MV@ BB&N 4:00* 

H MJV @ BB&N 5:30 

!| M3 @ Nobles 4:30 

II WV vs. BB&N 3:15* 

^ WJV vs. BB&N 4:45 

B MV @ Milton 4:30+ 

B WV vs. Groton 3:15* 

B WJV vs. Groton 4:45 

ESI WV@ BB&N 2:45 

ESI WJV® BB&N 2:45 



g3 MV @ Thayer 3:30* 

Q MJV @ Thayer 3:30 

Friday 20 

H MV @ Milton 7:30* 

^ MJV @ Milton 6:00 

H WV vs. Milton 7:30* 

EH WJV vs. Milton 6:00 

EmI WV vs. Lawrence 4:00 

Essl WJV vs. Lawrence 4:00 

Saturday 21 

H M3 vs. Thayer 1:00 

Wni MV vs. Lawrence 4:00+ 

B MJV vs. Lawrence 2:45 

B WJV @ Lawrence 1:00 

gj MV vs. Rivers 2:00* 

g3 MJV vs. Rivers 2:00 

B WV vs. St. Paul's 2:00* 



FEBRUARY 



Wednesday 1 

H MV vs. Rivers 3:30* 

H MJV vs. Rivers 5:00 

g M3 vs. Belmont Hill 3:15 

H WV @ Exeter 2:15 

|H WJV @ Exeter 2:15 

B MV vs. St. Paul's 3:15+ 

B WV vs. BB&N 5:00* 

B WJV @ St. Paul's 4:30 

S3 WV @ Pingree 2:30 

ESI WJV @ Pingree 2:30 

|3 MV vs. Brooks 3:30* 

Q MJV vs. Brooks 3:30 

Thursday 2 

B MJV vs. Pingree 4:45 

Friday 3 

ESI WV vs. Concord 4:15 
ESI WJV vs. Concord 4:15 
FH Humanities Concert 

Saturday 4 

H MV vs. St. George's 2:15* 

H MJV vs. St. George's 2:15 

^ M3 vs. Brooks 2:00 

g WV @ St. George's 2:15* 

H WJV @ St. George's 2:15 

ESI WV vs. Milton 10:00 

B MV vs. Thayer 7:00+ 

B MJV @ Thayer 2:00 

B WV vs. St. George's 2:15* 

B WJV vs. St. George's 3:45 

g3 MV @ Exeter/Exeter HS/ 
Nobles 2:00* 



jfl MJV @ Exeter/Exeter HS/ 

Nobles 2:00 
ESI WJV vs. Milton 11:00 

Monday 6 

H WJV vs. Tower 3:30 
|H M3 vs. Tower 3:30 

Wednesday 8 

H MV vs. Brooks 3:00* 

H MJV vs. Brooks 4:30 

H WV @ Brooks 3:00* 

H WJV @ Brooks 4:30 

B MV @ Nobles 3:00+ 

B MJV vs. Nobles 3:30 

B WJV @ Milton 5:00 

g3 MV vs. St. Paul's 3:30* 

H MJV vs. St. Paul's 3:30 

Friday 10 

B WV @ Concord 5:00 

ESI WV @ Ch.Hill-Chauncey Hall 

5:00 
ESI WJV @ Ch.Hill-Chauncey Hall 

6:00 

Saturday 11 

MV @ St. Mark's 3:30* 

MJV @ St. Mark's 2:00 

M3@ Thayer 1:00 

WV vs. St. Mark's 3:30* 

WJV vs. St. Mark's 2:00 

MV@ BB&N 1:30+ 

MJV vs. BB&N 1:30 

WJV vs. BB&N 3:00 

MV @ Andover/Middlesex 

2:00* 

MJV @ Andover/Middlesex 

2:00 

Wednesday 15 

£i MV vs. St. Paul's 3:15* 

^ MJV vs. St. Paul's 4:45 

||| M3 vs. Lawrence 3:30 

H WV @ St. Paul's 3:00* 

B MV @ Lawrence 3:30+ 

B MJV vs. Lawrence 3:30 

gj MV vs. Landmark 3:30 

g3 MJV vs. Landmark 3:30 

Thursday 16 

tJ Academy Players Production 

Friday 17 

ESI WV vs. BB&N 4:30 
ESI WJV vs. BB&N 4:30 



|Q Art Reception: 

The GDA Collection 
Cj Academy Players Production 

Saturday 18 

H MV @ St. Sebastian's 3:30 

EH MJV @ St. Sebastian's 2:00 

B MV @ St. Sebastian's 2:15+ 

B MJV vs. St. Sebastian's 1:00 

B WV @ Lawrence 1:30* 

B WJV vs. St. Mark's 3:00 

gjj MV @ Lawrence 2:00* 

g3 MJV @ Lawrence 2:00 

Ej Academy Players Production 

Sunday 19 

ES! WV Choate Tournament TBA 

Tuesday 21 

H Honor Society Dinner 7:00 

Wednesday 22 

|| MV @ Nobles 4:45* 

H MJV @ Nobles 3:15 

H M3 @ Belmont Hill 3:15 

g WV vs. Nobles 3:15* 

g WJV vs. Nobles 4:45 

B MV vs. Nobles 3:30+ 

B MJV @ Nobles 5:15 

B WV @ Nobles 3:45* 

Friday 24 

g3 MV Graves/Kelsey 

Tournament @ Thayer 4:00 

gj MJV Graves/Kelsey 

Tournament @ Thayer 4:00 

H MV vs. Belmont Hill 7:30* 

H MJV vs. Belmont Hill 6:00 

B MV @ Brooks 4:15 

B MJV vs. Brooks 4:15 

|H M3 @ Pingree 4:00 
Dance Recital 

Saturday 25 

B WJV vs. Brooks 2:00 
EkI WV AISGA Tournament 

@ TBA 9:00 
§t3 MV Graves/Kelsey 

Tournament @ Thayer 10:00 
gj MJV Graves/Kelsey 

Tournament @ Thayer 10:00 
g WV @ Rivers 3:30* 
^ WJV @ Rivers 2:00 
B MV @ Kimball Union 3:30 
B WV @ Brooks 2:00* 



M=Men W=Women V= Varsity JV=Junior Varsity 3=Third *ISL contest + Denotes Keller Division @ Denotes away contest 
11 = Basketball B = Ice Hockey ESI = Volleyball Q = Wrestling S3 = Drama H = Concert ID = Art Show 



TheArchon 



TABLE OF CONTENS 



WINTER 1995 



FEATURES 




Trial by Sea 11 

Archon Profile: Bradford S. Cavanagh '79 
A simple job ferrying a yacht from Maine to Florida turns 
into a harrowing adventure at sea as Brad Cavanagh '79 
and the rest of the crew of 'The Trashman' are shipwrecked 
by a vicious storm. What follows is five days adrift in a 
rubber boat with no food, no water... and no hope. 




Reaching for the Frontiers of 
Education 8 

The Governor Dummer Academy Board of Trustees takes 
the momentous step of voting to embark on the largest 
construction project in the Academy's 232-year history: the 
building of a new library and a new mathematics-science 
center that will be available for student use by September, 
1998. 




A Life in the Law 



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Archon Profile: Barry Sullivan '66 

Litigator, legal scholar and former U.S. Justice Department 
attorney Barry Sullivan '66 takes on a new challenge as 
Dean of the Washington & Lee University Law School. The 
more difficult task he's facing is changing the negative per- 
ceptions of attorneys. 







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On the Cover 

Junior Maria Fallon, seniors Christine 
Holbrook and Meaglian Murphy study a small 
organism found by marine biology master 
teacher Dr. Susan Oleszko-Szuts in a tide pool 
at Plum Island. (Photo by David Oxton) 



Science in the Governor's 

Back Yard 16 

GDA master science teacher Dr. Susan Oleszko-Szuts and 
her marine biology class make use of the Academy's 
unique location and turn the Byfield marshes and nearby 
Plum Island into their own "backyard laboratory." 

Volunteer Weekend Builds 
Momentum 48 

A look back at the Academy's October Volunteer Weekend, 
in which Class Agents, Class Secretaries, Parent Fund Vol- 
unteers and Alumni/ae Council members gathered with 
Trustees to say thanks and make plans to benefit GDA. 



DEPARTMENTS 

Class Notes 24 

Headmaster's Message 3 

Letters 2 

Milestones 23 

On Campus 4 



The Archon is printed on recycled paper 




E T T E R S 



A Connection? 



August 25, 1994 



Dear Peter, 

As we descended into Rio today, I 
advised the passengers of the weather: clear 
skies, 17°C/63°F. Do you suppose there is any 
significance to this 17/63 connection? 
Bob Fullerton '63 
American Airlines Captain 
Meredith, NH 



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A Beginning 



December 18, 1994 



Dear Friends, 

When Winston Churchill lost the 1945 
election, his wife remarked that perhaps it 
was a blessing in disguise — to which the 
British leader replied, "At the moment it is 
very well disguised." I can sympathize with 
the feeling. Yet, as we know, Churchill went 
on to win his next election. 

Thinking of the "blessings" of which 
Lady Churchill spoke, I have come to under- 
stand that my campaign for Congress has left 
me with many blessings, among them the 
friendship and support of many members of 
the Governor Dummer community. I write to 
thank you folks at The Archon for publishing 
our "freewheeling conversation" in the fall 
issue. 

As your readers may know by now, I 
did not win my race for Vermont's lone 
Congressional seat. Yet, looking back on the 
campaign, it hardly feels like we lost. In fact, 
we accomplished a lot. We started the cam- 
paign in mid-June from scratch, with no con- 
tributions, and 35 points behind in the polls. 
Five months later, we had raised nearly one- 
half million dollars, driven 25,000 miles 
around the state, met tens of thousands of 
Vermonters, created a campaign organization 
of 500 volunteers, and closed the gap to only 
three points — 3,500 voters short of victory. 

We came so far. It hurts so to fall just 
short of the goal. 

Despite the disappointment, I am 
proud of the race we ran. We took on an 
established incumbent, a professional politi- 
cian who has run state- wide eight times. We 
stayed on the high road, we focused on the 
issues, and we talked straight with 
Vermonters. We ran fair, we ran smart, we ran 
hard. By October, all of Vermont could feel 
our momentum, the energy of our surge to 
the finish. By the last week, even the press 



acknowledged that ours was the hottest cam- 
paign in Vermont this election year. 
A state-wide political campaign — even in a 
small state like ours — is a financial, organiza- 
tional and logistical challenge. But it is even 
more challenging at a personal level. 
Occasionally, as I struggled to maintain my 
positive focus, I re-read Kipling's //..., parts of 
which I want to share with you because of 
their inspirational meaning to me during the 
campaign: 

If you can keep your head when all about you 
are losing theirs and blaming it on you; 

If you can trust yourself when all men doubt 

you, 
But make allowance for their doubting too; 

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, 
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies; 

Or, being hated, don't give way to hating... 

If you can dream — and not make dreams 

your master; 

If you can think — and not make thoughts 

your aim; 

If you can meet with triumph and disaster 

And treat those two impostors just the 
same... 

If you can make one heap of all your winnings 
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, 

And lose, and start at your beginnings 
And never breathe a word about your loss... 

Now, as life returns to normal in the 
Carroll household — and after six years of ser- 
vice in the Vermont Senate — I look forward 
to more time with my family and to working 
again in the private sector. Still, I believe that 
public service is an honorable and worthy 
calling, and I love the work (I even love the 
campaigning!), so it seems likely that I will 
again be a candidate for statewide office. We 
have come so far, learned so much, and made 
so many friends. We can't just walk away 
now! Like Churchill's, this campaign was not 
an ending. Rather, it is a beginning. 

Yours sincerely, 

John Carroll 

Norwich, Vermont 

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GDA Gratitude 



November 1, 1994 



Dear Mr. Bragdon, 

It is amazing how Governor Dummer 
prepared me for the transition to college. The 
GDA class schedule is so similar that my 



schedule here is just about the same. The only 
possible difference is that we have three-hour 
labs for science instead of two-. The teachers 
here are great, though some cannot speak 
English very well. The classes are interesting 
and educational. For instance, in my seminar 
class How the Space Program Has Affected Society 
we have had several guest speakers who were 
or are astronauts. One of them, Kathy 
Thornton, flew on the mission to fix the 
Hubble Telescope. She told the class that the 
repair mission was actually planned even 
before the telescope was launched into space. I 
find it amazing that the press never even 
hinted at that fact. I also believe that there are 
at least three more missions planned to either 
upgrade or fix the Hubble. Chemistry is fun 
and challenging. I am having a little bit of 
trouble in the class, but I have made a plan to 
get myself out of the low-grade pit. The labs 
are fun and interesting, though I am baffled 
that they do not allow people to work in 
groups during the lab. I thought I would be 
having a lot of trouble in calculus this year, but 
I am actually doing quite well in it. Having 
students start calculus in the fourth quarter at 
GDA was a great idea. I have an edge on the 
class because I know most of the concepts of 
derivatives and I can follow the class without 
worrying about the subject matter. Keep using 
the TI calculators for class, they are a huge 
necessity in college, and some classes even 
require them. 

Sincerely, 

Kevin Tangney '94 

Vanderbilt University 

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Praise and Congratulations 

November 8, 1994 

Dear Peter, 

I wanted to take a moment and thank 
you for your note last month. It brought some 
very fond memories. Heb [Evans] was a 
strong influence during those days. He 
showed me that I could achieve my goals if I 
applied myself. Unfortunately, my goals at 
that time were not as clearly defined as they 
should have been. 

I came back to the Academy last spring 
to see Steven graduate. Nine years can be a 
long time, but I was unprepared for how 
much you have been able to accomplish in 
that time. Governor Dummer has grown 
tremendously under your stewardship. The 
new field house, dormitories and faculty hous- 

continued on page 43 



The Archon 2 Winter 1995 



TfeArchon 

Published smee 1884 

Publisher 

Peter W. Bragdon 

Editor 

David L. Bergmann 70 

Assistant Editor 

Michelle Robbins 

Photographer 

David Oxton 

Director of Development 

Karen E. McGinley 

Associate Director of Development and 
Director of Alumni-Parent Relations 

Michael A. Moonves 

Director of the Annual Fund 

Erin P. Carver 

Archon Advisory Board 

Bennett H. Beach '67 
John H. Costello, Jr. P'89 
I lenry B. Eaton 70 
John P. English '28 
S. Joseph Hoffman P'83 
W. Newton Lamson II '58 
John S. Mercer '64 P'95 
Christopher M. Pope '65 
Abigail M. Woodbury 79 

Trustees of Governor Dummer Academy 

Dodge D. Morgan '50 P'92, President 

Stephen G. Kasnet '62, P'95, Vice President 

William B. Ardiff '55, Secretary 

Jeffrey L. Gordon '69, Treasurer 

William L. Alfond '67 

Elaine D. D'Orio P'88 '95 

Putnam P. Flint '37 

Shirley S. French P'76 

Mirick. Friend '59 

Michael E. Hoover '71 

Mary F. Mack P'87 '91 '93 

George E. McGregor, Jr. '51 

Bruce M. Male P'90 '95 

Daniel M. Morgan '67, P'97 

Richard B. Osgood '53, P'85 '88 

Linda A. Pescosolido 

William R. Plumer '53 

George S. Scharfe P'95 

John M. Timken, Jr. '69 

Courtney S. Wang '74 

Josiah H. Welch '47, P'80 '83 

Donald H. Werner 

Alumni/ae Trustees 

William F. O'Leary 73 
Haskell Rhett '54 
Carrie E. Walton '88 

Alumni/ae Council 

Arthur H. Veasey, III '68, President 

Karen A. Gronberg '83, Vice President 

John S. Mercer '64, P'95, Past President 

Thomas R. Bell 73 

Benjamin B. Brewster '43 

Carolyn Lyons Borwick 77 

Peter T. Butler '62 

Richard A. Cousins '45 

Henry B. Eaton 70 

John P. English '28 

Ralph F. Johnson, Jr. '64 

Rebecca B. Lapham '83 

Howard J. Navins '31 

Brian Noyes 76 

Richard H. Pew, Jr. '54 

George L. Richards, III 77 

Peter F. Richardson 75 

Marc K. Tucker '68 

Pamela K. Welch '80 

The Archon is published three times a year (Fall, Winter 
and Spring) by Governor Dummer Academy, Byfield, Massa- 
chusetts 01922. Telephone: 508/465-1763. Letters are welcome 
from alumni/ae, parents and friends of the Academy, and are 
subject to editing for reasons of space availability. 



HEADMASTER'S MESSAGE 




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r ecember 10, 1994 should be 
remembered as an historic date in the 232- 
year life of Governor Dummer Academy. 
While historic is a word that has been used 
— and perhaps overused — many times to 
describe more than two centuries of events 
on our campus, the action taken on that day 
most certainly warrants the use of that 
adjective. 

On December 10, the Trustees of 
Governor Dummer Academy voted to take 
a significant step — one that sets in motion 
both the largest construction project in our 
history, and one that clearly delineates the 
Academy's course for the next 20 to 50 
years. It was a bold and decisive stroke that 
the Trustees made, committing the Acad- 
emy to the construction of both a new lib- 
rary and a new math-science center and 
making them available by September 1998. 
The action was not taken capriciously; it 
was the result of three years of considerable 
deliberation, contention, fact-finding and 
analysis by every member of the Board and 
the administration. 

Governor Dummer Academy has 
never built monuments for their own sake; 
to do so would offend the very tenets upon 
which the school and its native New Eng- 
land were founded. The commitment of as 
much as $15 million in Academy funds for 
construction and building endowment is, 
rather, a reasoned response to specific needs 
identified in the academic curriculum. A 
library, as Trustees President Dodge D. 
Morgan '50 has said, is "a temple of learn- 
ing" — a place where the acquisition of 
knowledge is, metaphorically speaking, a 



religious experience. The library is the very 
heart of any academic community, and, like 
the long-serving Frost library it replaces, it 
will assume its affinitive and proportional 
place in the core of our campus. 

A question that was presented early 
in our discussions about new libraries con- 
cerns the effects of new technology: Should 
not the existence of computers and other 
data storage equipment mean that libraries 
can be smaller? Our intensive study — and 
that of many other institutions currently 
building new, larger libraries — reveals that 
computers require considerable space of 
their own and provide only collateral 
research materials. That is, information 
available on computer systems should be 
seen as adjuncts to books and still cannot 
supplant all printed materials. Indeed, tech- 
nology, at this juncture, increases demand 
for an appropriate core collection of books. 

The new math-science center, too, 
represents an essential progression in the 
life of Governor Dummer Academy's cur- 
riculum, more closely linking two academic 
disciplines that share a symbiotic relation- 
ship. The Science 2000 program has gener- 
ated significantly greater interest in the 
sciences among our students, and, in order 
to satisfy their demands for laboratories and 
classrooms — as well as their demands for 
more sophisticated equipment — we must 
build a new facility. The new building will 
anticipate the continuing surge of student 
participation in the sciences, as well as their 
desire for a full array of advanced place- 
ment courses. 

The construction of these two new 
facilities also marks a profound investment 
in the Academy's future from the perspec- 
tive of GDA's ability to attract the highest 
caliber students and faculty members. Com- 
petition among the best secondary schools 
continues to increase, and, because we have 
set our sights on nothing but the top eche- 
lon, Governor Dummer Academy must be 
comparably equipped. The addition of these 
buildings to our existing facilities will make 
GDA a formidable competitor. 

In the coming months, I will keep you 
informed of our progress in accomplishing 
the monumental task outlined in the 
Board's December 10 vote. In the meantime, 
I hope you will join the Trustees, adminis- 
tration, faculty and students in celebrating 
this remarkable watershed for Governor 
Dummer Academy. 

Sincerely, / 

Peter W. Bragdon 



The Archon 3 Winter 1995 




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Interdisciplinary Seminars "Go to 
the Movies" 

"GDA Goes to the Movies" is the 
title of this year's Interdisciplinary Sem- 
inars, in which selected students and fac- 
ulty members will view and discuss 
several thought-provoking films. 

The Interdisciplinary Seminars, now 
in their fourth year, began October 31 and 
have stimulated much discussion among 
the selected participants, according to the 
program's director, Fine Arts Department 
Chair Christopher Stowens. 

Every other week, a faculty member 
will present a film and then lead a discus- 
sion with the seminar group. There will be 
five seminars each semester, meeting 
every other Monday at 6:30 p.m. 

The Interdisciplinary Seminar pro- 
gram was devised in conjunction with 
Dartmouth College students in 1991. Past 
topics have included abortion, free speech, 
AIDS and ethical dilemmas presented by 
modern technology. 

Stowens will lead discussions about 
three movies: Orson Welles' classic Citizen 
Kane; the 60s British prep school drama 
//...; and the Japanese film about rape 
Rashomon. 

Master English teacher Paul Warm 
will present Blade Runner, while master 
French teacher Pierre Baratelli will lead 
discussions about the films La Dolce Vita 
and Diva. 

Other faculty members who will run 
seminars include master art teacher 
Roberta Britton and master science teacher 
Peter Southam. 

Stowens said these seminars will 
serve to expose students to great films. 
"Educators spend a lot of time teaching 
students how to interpret the written 
word, but not enough time teaching them 
how to interpret visual images. I want 
these seminars to teach students to be dis- 
cerning of everything they watch and to 
realize that film makers are artists." 

To be accepted into the program, 
students had to write short essays explain- 
ing why they want to be involved. The 
Academic Affairs Committee then 
reviewed the essays and selected the par- 
ticipants. The students are not graded, but 
do receive a .3 grade point towards their 
cumulative averages. 



Science 2000 Makes New Strides 

GDA's Wright Science 2000 program 
has made many recent advances that 
include creating a weather station, adding 
a biology and chemistry microcomputer 
laboratory and devising a teachers' guide 
to supplement the course's activity guide. 

Science Department Chair Stephen 
Metz, founder and director of the program 
that's creating a national model for sec- 
ondary school science, said, "The technol- 
ogy available in our science labs equals 
that of other labs in the country." 

The Science 2000 program, devel- 
oped in conjunction with Tufts University's 
Wright Center for Science Education, is 
taught at GDA by members of the Acad- 
emy's science faculty. The program is made 
possible by the support of the H. Dudley 
Wright Foundation of Geneva, Switzerland. 

Physics master teacher David Moore 
is in the process of writing a meteorology 
unit for the program's activity guide. He 
has also set up GDA's first weather station, 
which is located on the roof of the 
Schumann Science Center and includes a 
rain gauge, anemometer, barometer and 
indoor and outdoor thermometers. The 
equipment is linked to the Center's com- 
puter system, which collects and analyzes 
all the data. 

Biology master teacher Peter 
Southam has created a microcomputer- 
based-laboratory (MBL) in GDA's biology 
and chemistry laboratories with ten com- 
puters. Previously, the Science Department 
had an MBL in the physics laboratory. The 
students are using the computers to mea- 
sure temperatures, pH balances and 
human physiological indicators such as 
pulse rates. "The MBL allows students to 
design their own experiments and collect 
data more efficiently, which research has 
shown increases students' learning ability," 
said Metz. 

Physics master teacher Karen 
Bouffard has begun work on a teachers' 
guide that will supplement Science 2000's 
activity guide. "The purpose of the guide is 
to show teachers how to use the labs effec- 
tively. The activities are good, but the way 
they are delivered makes them even bet- 
ter," said Metz. 

Metz also will present two papers at 
the National Science Teachers' Association 
conference in Philadelphia this year. His 
first presentation, "The Wright Fellow- 



ships: A Unique University-Secondary 
School Collaboration," will describe Tufts 
University's and GDA's work on the 
Science 2000 project. His second presenta- 
tion, "Themes to Integrate the Sciences," 
will discuss the progress of the program. 




Two Governor Dummer Academy 
Science Teachers' Works Published 

Governor Dummer Academy's 
Science Department Chair Stephen C. 
Metz and physics master teacher Karen A. 
Bouffard are among the secondary school 
and university teachers to have articles 
published in the new book Teachers' 
Investigations in Alternative Assessments. 

The book, published by the 
University of Massachusetts-Lowell, repre- 
sents the works of Massachusetts science 
teachers who are involved in a program 
called "Teacher Enhancement in 
Alternative Methods of Assessing Student 
Learning in Science" (TEAMASL). The 
program, which began in 1992, is develop- 
ing new ways to determine students' 
progress in learning science. 

Metz, who has been a member of 
TEAMASL since 1993, wrote an article 
called, "From Blue Eyes to Atomic Radius: 
An Introduction to Scientific Classifica- 
tion." His report describes various activi- 
ties that enabled students to gain insight 
into scientific classification. The experi- 
ments are geared to the ninth grade level, 
but can be modified to the seventh grade 
level or lower. 

Bouffard's reports, "Performance 
Assessments in Physics and Integrated 
Ninth Grade Science" and "An Honors 
Physics Project," include high school level 
and honors level experiments on buoyant 
force, velocity and modern physics. She 
has been a member of TEAMASL since 
1993. 




Students and Faculty Answer 
"Call to Service" 

Governor Dummer Academy will 
offer a community service corps of 400 
students and faculty members to provide 
services to non-profit organizations in 
honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on 
January 16. 



TheArchon 4 Winter 1995 




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Academy Players present...: (front, l-r) Jennifer Smyth '94, /esse Taylor '98, Jordan Miller '97, Meaghan 
Murphy '94, Damon Jespersen '94 and Brandi Hall '97 act out a scene from "Much Ado About Nothing" in 
the Thompson Performing Arts Center. 



The program is the brainchild of 
History Department Chairman William 
Quigley, who said he came up with the 
idea while listening to Dr. Robert Coles' 
speech during the Martin Luther King, Jr. 
Day program last year. "I wanted to do as 
[Coles] said, which was to provide service 
to others. It's a great way to celebrate 
[King's] memory," said Quigley. Coles is a 
Pulitzer Prize-winning author, child psy- 
chiatrist and Harvard professor, whose 
recent book The Call of Service supports 
King's ideals. 

Approximately 260 students have 
been assigned placements with the 
Salvation Army, in soup kitchens, shelters, 
hospitals, nursing homes and child care 
agencies. "Our goal is to get all 350 stu- 
dents assignments, then they will be able 
to chose the activity they want to do," said 
Quigley, who has been working with four 
seniors, including Amanda Harris, Preston 
Picardi, A.K. Kimoto and Cobb Mixter. 

In addition, English master teacher 
Paul Warm and Director of Vocal Music 
Leslie Robertson are organizing a "travel- 
ing troupe," said Quigley. The troupe, con- 
sisting of choral members, instrumental- 
ists, actors and actresses, will travel to area 
nursing homes to perform variety shows. 

"I want more people to realize that 
Martin Luther King day is an American 



holiday, not a black American holiday. We 
hope this day will demonstrate to students 
the fundamental message of 'do unto oth- 
ers as you'd have done to you,'" said 
Quigley. 

Students will be divided into groups 
of five to 20, and about 50 faculty mem- 
bers will supervise the day's activities. 

"I want students to come away say- 
ing, 'Wow, that was a worthwhile, memo- 
rable experience,'" said Quigley 




Academy Hosts Special Olympics 
GDA hosted more than 600 athletes 

competing in the Massachusetts Special 
Olympics Fall Tournament November 6 
for the seventh consecutive year. 

The opening ceremonies began at 
GDA at 9:00 a.m. with nearly 250 student 
and faculty volunteers lining the road and 
cheering on the athletes. During the cere- 
monies, parachutists from the Pepperell 
Sports Center of Pepperell, MA, jumped 
from an airplane onto the Academy's 
campus. 

Athletes from across the state partic- 
ipated in soccer, cycling and equestrian 
competitions. The events, which were offi- 
ciated by members of the Mass Youth 
Soccer Association and the United States 
Cycling Federation, took place from 9:30 



a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Academy, Triton 
Regional High School and Windrush 
Farms in Boxford. The soccer team that 
will represent Massachusetts in the 1995 
World Summer Games in New Haven, CT, 
next July was announced during the clos- 
ing ceremonies. 

The day included an "Olympic 
Town," located behind GDA's Carl A. 
Pescosolido, Jr. Field House and featured 
locally sponsored food stands and activi- 
ties including a speed skating clinic given 
by national champion speed skater 
Michael Gallant. 

The events at GDA were organized 
by Student Games Directors Jamie E. 
Shulman '95 of Andover and Ksenija Topic 
'95 of Byfield, along with the help of GDA 
faculty members Susan Oleszko and 
David Gosse. 

"This event gives athletes a chance 
to compete and is an inspirational experi- 
ence for everyone volunteering and partic- 
ipating," said Oleszko. 

Massachusetts Special Olympics, 
which was created in 1970, benefits ath- 
letes ages 8 to 80 with mental retardation. 




Noted AIDS Photo Exhibit Visits 
Governor Dummer Academy 

A critically acclaimed photographic 

exhibit that focuses on people living with 
the AIDS virus was displayed November 
15 to December 9 in Governor Dummer 
Academy's Carl A. Pescosolido, Jr. Field 
House. 

The exhibit, by photographer Loel 
Poor, consists of more than 150 black-and- 
white photographs of people with the 
HIV /AIDS virus and is divided into three 
photographic essays. "Memories of Eddie, 
Living With AIDS," which was the first 
essay to be completed, contains 36 pho- 
tographs documenting the progression of 
the virus in the life of one young man. 
"Women and Men Living with AIDS, the 
Challenge Continues," contains photo- 
graphs taken in hospitals, homes and 
rehabilitation centers of people whose 
lives have been affected by the disease. 
"Out From the Shadows: Adolescents and 
Children Living with AIDS" focuses on 
children and youths from various socio- 
economic backgrounds and the trials they 
face with the virus. 

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continued from page 5 

Janet Epstein, advisor to the Health 
and Wellness Committee at the Academy, 
said the purpose of the exhibit is to edu- 
cate people about the AIDS virus. "I want 
people to gain an increased awareness and 
sensitivity about the reality of AIDS," she 
said. Epstein, who teaches Health Edu- 
cation at GDA, said the exhibit has addi- 
tional significance to her students because 
they have actually met with or read about 
some of the people in the photographs. 

Poor has displayed her work in 
many schools and professional organiza- 
tions including Boston's World Trade 
Center, the Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology Museum and Phillips Acad- 
emy. She and Exhibits Coordinator Jack 
Armitage, founder and former executive 
director of Strongest Link AIDS Services, 
Inc., have worked on this project for the 
past five years. Along with Epstein, they 
provided seminars and discussion groups 
as a supplement to the exhibit. "These dis- 
cussions help demystify AIDS and help in 
generating compassionate responses from 
viewers," said Epstein. 




GDA Takes on South Korea in 
International Conference 

Governor Dummer Academy 
becomes South Korea and attempts to 
solve that country's domestic and interna- 
tional problems as GDA participates in 
this year's Education for Public Inquiry 
and International Citizenship Program. 

Governor Dummer Academy is one 
of 26 schools in the greater Boston area 
participating in the EPIIC program, which 
is produced in conjunction with Tufts 
University. 

The title of this year's program is 
20/20 Visions of the Future: Anticipating the 
Year 2020. EPIIC advisor and English mas- 
ter teacher Paul Warm said the 10 GDA 
students participating in the program will 
read articles on issues that will hypotheti- 
cally face the planet in the year 2020. Then, 
students will be assigned to play the roll of 
an international agency, such as the 
International Monetary Fund, or to repre- 
sent a country. 

Students will meet with Tufts gradu- 
ate students throughout the academic year 
and develop arguments for their positions. 



From April 7 to 9, the 26 schools will con- 
gregate at Tufts in a simulated United 
Nations meeting to negotiate various 
issues. 

"This program is great for students 
because it helps them develop research and 
communication skills, introduces them to 
politics and teaches them to take initiative 
since the program is student-run," said 
Warm. 

According to EPIIC, the 10-year old 
program "is a rigorous, non-partisan edu- 
cational effort that seeks to define the 
imperatives of global security and to estab- 
lish the linkages between international and 
domestic politics." It encourages critical 
thinking and analysis of global issues from 
its participants. 

Senior Jameson Case, who is co-head 
of the program at GDA, said he became 
involved because of his interest in foreign 
relations. "The program gives you a sense 
of how the world works and how every- 
thing is interrelated," he said. 

The group, which has been selected 
to represent South Korea, has already 
begun researching the history of various 
countries and civilizations in preparation 
for the April meeting. "In order to do well 
and be able to debate about issues of the 
future, we have to understand the past and 
present," said Case. 



The group will have to address 
issues including global warming, popula- 
tion growth, foreign aid and investment 
and natural resource dilemmas. Questions 
"South Korea" will be asked include, 
"How will your country continue to 
enhance its economic prosperity and stan- 
dards of living within the global economic 
order and defend its interests in the inter- 
national system? What potential for inter- 
nal chaos, border clashes or wars loom in 
the regional landscape?" 




See the World with the Alumnilae 
Council 

The Governor Dummer Academy 
Alumni /ae Council is sponsoring two lux- 
ury cruises - one circling South America, 
the other from Athens to Venice - during 
1995. 

The cruises, arranged by Sam Waugh 
'44 and his Pequot Travel, Ltd., are being 
offered to all GDA alumni /ae. Some of the 
proceeds of the trip will benefit the 
Academy's Annual Fund. 

The first trip, aboard the ultra-luxury 
ship Silver Wind, departs from Athens on 
April 9 for a 14-day tour of the Aegean Sea 
and the Greek islands. The all-inclusive 
price of this cruise - including airfare from 




Official Portrait: The Trustees of Governor Dummer Academy pose beneath the portrait of former 
Headmaster Charles W. Ingham. They are (seated, l-r) Elaine F. D'Orio P'88 '95, Courtney S. Wang '74, 
Mary F Mack P'87 '91 '93, William B. Ardiff'55, President Dodge D. Morgan '50 P'92,Vice President 
Steven G. Kasnet '62 P'95, Shirley S. French P'76, Micliael E. Hoover '71, Linda A. Pescosolido; (standing, l- 
r) John M. Timken, Jr. '69, Putnam P. Flint 37, Bruce M. Male P'90 '95, Josiah H. Welch '47 P'80 '83, 
William F. O'Leary '73, Haskell Rhett '54, George E. McGregor, Jr. '51, Treasurer Jeffrey L. Gordon '69, 
George S. Scharfe P'95, Donald H. Werner, Mirick Friend '59, William L. Alfond '67 and Daniel M. Morgan 
'67 P'97. (Missing: Richard B. Osgood '53 P'85 '88, and Carrie E. Walton '88.) 



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New York to Athens - is $6,096 per person, 
or $6,995 per person for veranda cabins. 

From November 16 to December 1, 
1995, Waugh has arranged a cruise aboard 
the Royal Viking Sun that begins in 
Santiago, Chile, and circles South America, 
ending in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 
Highlights of the 15-day trip will include 
passage around Cape Horn and through 
the Chilean Fjords, Darwin's Passage and 
the Strait of Magellan, featuring lectures by 
famed oceanographer Jean-Michel 
Cousteau. The ship also will make stops in 
the Falkland Islands and in Montevideo, 
Uruguay. Cruise fares for this trip begin at 
$6,415 per person, including airfare and 
gratuities. (Early booking discounts are 
available.) 

For further information and reserva- 
tions, please contact Sam Waugh at Pequot 
Travel (203-255-5965). 




Annual Fund Off to Strong Start 

The 1994-95 Annual Fund is off to an 
impressive start, improving donor partici- 
pation and dollar amounts by several per- 
centage points in comparison with last 
fall's statistics, said Erin Carver, Director of 
the Annual Fund. 

"Thanks to dedicated alumni/ae, 
parents, faculty and staff members and 
friends, we've been able to raise $183,591 to 
date, which is a $48,349 improvement from 
last year at this time," said Carver. "We've 
also had 171 more donors participate in the 
Annual Fund." 

Through events like Parents' and 
Volunteer Weekend, the Annual Fund has 
been able to build up a strong momentum, 
said Carver. "If this progress continues 
throughout the year, we'll have no problem 
raising participation and reaching our 
$600,000 goal," she said. 

The 1994-95 Parent Fund has raised 
approximately $60,000 towards its goal of 
$150,000 as of November 30, said Director 
of Parent Alumni/ae-Parent Relations 
Michael Moonves. 

The strong leadership of Robert and 
Judy Gore, senior class captains John and 
Sheila Whittier and Burton and Susan Dow, 
junior class captains Thomas and Nancy 
Carroll,- sophomore class captains Gregory 
and Helga Senko and freshman class cap- 
tains Martin and Judy Forrest, has 



increased donor participation and pledge 
rates by about 100 percent, said Moonves. 

"Clearly, the efforts of the Gores, the 
class captains and the parent volunteers are 
the reasons for such great results," said 
Moonves. "GDA is tremendously thankful 
to all the parents who have given and 
pledged gifts to date." 

In addition, the Development Office 
has held successful receptions in New 
York, Washington, D.C. and Chicago for 
alumni/ae and past and current parents, 
said Moonves. Upcoming receptions 
include one in San Francisco, CA, on 
January 12 and in the Dallas /Fort Worth, 
TX, area on January 24. 

For more information about the 
receptions, contact the Development Office 
at (508) 465-1763. 




Speaker Challenges AIDS 
Perceptions 

"AIDS is a disease that is affecting 
gays, blacks, drug abusers and even them 
[sic] squeaky clean, lily-white suburban 
types," according to Michael Quercio, a 
nationally recognized AIDS/HIV 
spokesperson. 

Quercio's speech "AIDS: A Personal 
Story," captivated the audience in the filled 
auditorium of the Thompson Performing 
Arts Center November 17 and moved 
many students and faculty members to 
tears. 

Quercio, who has full-blown AIDS, 
began his talk by lighting a candle as a 
symbol of hope with his unsteady hands. 
He said there is no cure for AIDS in sight 
and the only way to stop the spread of 
AIDS is abstinence and education. 

He expressed concern for HIV-posi- 
tive people who are dying alone. "There 
are people withering away to nothingness, 
being discarded like rubbish. No one 
deserves that pain, that stigmatization," 
said Quercio, who was honored by 
President Bill Clinton in the "Faces of 
Hope" celebration for his work on 
AIDS/HIV education. He said offering to 
hold an HIV patient's hand and giving him 
or her love is much more pain reducing 
than the drugs. 

People's denial of mortality is a seri- 
ous issue, said Quercio. He criticized pam- 
phlets and made-for-television dramas that 



address the AIDS issue. "They don't show 
you what they need to show you, like the 
open sores all over the body, because it 
doesn't sell commercials," he said. 

Everyone has the legal right to 
counseling upon AIDS/ HIV diagnosis, 
said Quercio. When he was diagnosed, 
Quercio said he was training for his sixth 
marathon. He waited 15 days for the 
results of his test and finally got a call 
while at work in an office that lacked pri- 
vacy. "They said, 'Michael, we're sorry, 
you're positive' and hung-up. They didn't 
even ask me to come in. I could've been 
on a 55-story scaffold," he said. 

"I'm inspired by the education that 
is finally getting out to people. I get 
through the day by crying and laughing a 
lot and with love from friends and family, 
which is the cure," said Quercio, who has 
spoken to over 400 organizations about 
AIDS. 

Quercio's talk, which was sponsored 
by the Health and Wellness Committee, 
inspired and shocked students and faculty 
members. Many people stayed after the 
conclusion of his speech to speak with 
him and to give him hugs. 

"His talk opened students' eyes and 
made them more aware of what is hap- 
pening with AIDS. I think it shocked a lot 
of people," said senior Laura Barnes. 




Summer Program Expands for '95 

The GDA Summer Program is expanding 
its course selection to more than 30 
classes, taught by over 50 faculty mem- 
bers, for the summer of 1995. 

Summer Programs Director Linda 
Thomson said new courses include an aca- 
demic program designed for middle- 
school students, a Spanish course for 
beginners, a rollerblading camp, lacrosse 
clinic and a drawing and painting class. In 
addition, a four-week English-as-a-second- 
language program will be offered to for- 
eign students. 

The GDA Summer Program 
brochure, which is due out in February, 
provides a complete listing of courses and 
registration dates. For copies of the 
brochure and registration forms, contact 
Linda Thomson at (508) 462-4298. eb 



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Reaching for the Fr 

Trustees Vote to Build New Libi 



The Governor Dummer Academy Board of Trustees has taken the momentous step of voting to embark on the largest construc- 
tion project in the Academy's 232-year history: the building of a new library and a new mathematics-science center that will be 
available for student use by September, 1998. 
The Board voted at its meeting on December 10 to use the September, 1998, date as a goal for opening the two new 
facilities, but expressed the hope that they would be completed for the 1997-98 school year. Meeting the 1997-98 goal would 
mean that members of the Academy's current freshman class would have these facilities available to them in their senior year. 

The Governor Dummer Academy Trustees empowered a subcommittee of Board members and administrators to begin the 
process of planning for the design and construction of the 50,000-volume library and eight-laboratory math-science building. 

Preliminary cost estimates suggest that the two facilities will require approximately $10 million for their construction. According 
to the Board's long-standing policy that separate endowments be created for the perpetual maintenance of all new GDA buildings, an 
additional sum of $4 million to $5 million will be designated for these two new constructions. 

GDA alumnus Robert F. Schumann '40, who is the father of two Academy alumni (Ford '66 and David '74), has donated $500,000 
toward the construction of the new math-science center. In 1971, Schumann funded the creation of the Academy's current science facility, 
which bears his parents' name. The Academy's trustees also have initially pledged approximately $750,000 toward the building projects to 
date. The remainder of the building costs will be met through a concerted fund-raising effort and a carefully designed financing plan. 
(Further information and preliminary designs for the new buildings will be available in the coming months.) 
Board of Trustees President Dodge D. Morgan '50 said, this construction project "represents far more than mere bricks and mortar; 
these two new academic facilities are educational tools that will keep Governor Dummer students and teachers at the frontiers of American 
education." 

"The Academy's need for these buildings arises out of our successes, both in the overall academic curriculum and specifically in 
our Science 2000 program," said Headmaster Peter W. Bragdon. "Our mastery curriculum places greater emphasis on individual and col- 
laborative research, and these activities require first-class collections, as well as state-of-the-art technological resource systems. Our new 
library will provide us with both." 

science facilities, the Academy's Science 2000 program has dramatically increased students' demand 
Bragdon said. "We need these new laboratories in order to meet this new demand and to 
to produce some of the country's most scientifically literate high school students. The join- 
under one roof, too, represents a natural outgrowth of our curriculum." Governor Dum- 
which integrates themes from biology, chemistry, earth science and physics, is a joint project 
and Tufts University, and is funded by the H. Dudley Wright Foundation of Geneva, 



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science classrooms, was begun in 1956 at 
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The Resolution 

passed by the Board of Trustees 

1. The Board of Trustees recognizes and approves as the 
preeminent immediate priority of the Academy the 
demonstrated need for a new library facility and # new 
science (math) building, the analysis of which having 
been presented to the Board by the various academic 
committees of the school, and the initial recommenda- 
tions for which having been presented in a two-building 
format by the Buildings and Grounds Committee. 

2. The Board appoints a committee to work as a specific 
project group with the Buildings and Grounds 
Committee to request three (or four) proposals for the 
design and specific construction costs for the two build- 
ings and their locations, together with their ancillary 
requirements said construction would necessitate (mov- 
ing existing buildings, etc.). 

3. This committee will report its recommendations to the 
Board no later than the May 1995 meeting, at which 
time a specific time line and resource allocation analysis 
will be overlaid onto the construction costs to achieve 
the completion of both projects no later than the acade- 
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Imagine you are out for a drive on the highway. The 
radio is on, the window is open and you have only 
one hand on the wheel. It's a nice day, but the sky 
looks bruised; there's a thunderstorm up ahead. 
Funny, though, because behind you the sky remains 
a cheerful blue. What's even more strange is that the 
weatherman on the radio is reporting perfect wea- 
ther. In fact, as far as he's concerned, the entire 
state can expect sunny skies for the next 
two days. 

That's really funny, you think, as the sky goes 
from bruised to beaten, and the rain comes. The 
weatherman babbles on about blue skies as your 

heart beats faster. The rain is coming down in 
sheets, and it's coming down hard. You hear a 

murderous clap of thunder as you find yourself dri- 
ving through a torrential downpour. You can't see 
anymore; it's too dangerous to drive. So you pull 
over into the breakdown lane to wait out the storm. 
Eventually, the rain lets up, and you are able to get 
back on the road. 

Bradford Cavanagh '79 was in a situation like that 
once. Except he and four others were on a yacht in 
the Atlantic Ocean, and there was no place to go — 
nowhere to pull over and wait out the storm. 

But even as the waves pummeled the yacht, eventually destroying it, the weather report continued to state that there 
was nothing unusual occurring. When the storm was finally over, the crew members found themselves in a terrifying 
situation most people could not even imagine. 

John Lippoth, 31, his girlfriend Meg Mooney, 36, and Deborah Scaling Kiley, 24, set sail from Maine in late 
September on the TmsJunnn, a 58-foot yacht owned by so-called "garbage magnate" Morris Newberger. Their 
assignment was to ferry it from Maine to Florida, where it would be delivered to its owner. A few weeks later , 
Cavanagh and Englishman Mark Adams, 27, were added to the crew in Annapolis, MD. Less than two days later, 
disaster struck off the coast of North Carolina. 

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were becoming dangerous. 

Winds picked up to over 100 m.p.h. as a vicious storm began to rage. Waves lifted the boat to heights 
of 40 feet, and then dropped it mercilessly. Lippoth, Adams, Kiley and Cavanagh alternated at the helm, struggling 
to control the yacht as it was pounded by waves. Wind ripped the sails. Then the boat plummeted down one 
mountainous wave, smashing the windows. The boat flooded instantly. Cavanagh estimates that the boat sank 



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in only one or two minutes: "It filled like 
a canoe. I was in the process of untying 
the lifeboat, and then I was swimming." 
The crew struggled to stay above water 
as the waves crashed around them. 

The crew managed to grab hold of 
the 11-foot inflatable rubber dinghy and 
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water warmer than the autumn air. 
Eventually, as the storm began to sub- 
side, they crowded into the dinghy. 
Everyone was frightened and cold. 
Mooney, who had suffered lacerations on 
her legs when she was smashed into the 
rigging during the sinking, was fighting 
a painful infection. Everyone, in fact, 
soon was afflicted with infected sores. 
Sharks circled the dinghy menacingly. 
Adrift with no provisions, the crew 
members argued divisively over seem- 
ingly petty concerns. There would be no 
uniting them, even in their shared 
calamity. Some of them cursed God, 
while others prayed to Him. 

As the luckless five drifted on the 
ocean, passed unnoticed by at least one 
merchant ship, some of them succumbed 
to the extreme conditions. After three 
days on the dinghy, Lippoth and Adams 
gave in to their desperate thirst, drank 
seawater and soon became delirious. At 
one point, they rummaged through the 
rotting seaweed Kiley and Cavanagh 
had gathered to use as a blanket, looking 
for cigarettes and accusing the others of 
having stolen them. Cavanagh, Kiley 
and Mooney looked on in horror. 
Thinking he was near Falmouth, where 
his car was parked, the delirious Lippoth 



climbed out of the boat and swam away. 
A few moments later, the others heard a 
horrible scream as the sharks apparently 
attacked him in the darkness. Later, 
Adams slid overboard, saying he wanted 
to go to the 7-Eleven to buy some ciga- 
rettes. When Cavanagh told him to stop, 
Adams calmly answered, "I'm not going 

anywhere. I'm 
\ just going to 

hang here a 
minute and 
stretch my legs." 

Adams was 
momentarily for- 
gotten when 
Cavanagh spot- 
ted a school of 
triggerfish. He 
plunged his 
hand into the 
water and mirac- 
ulously caught 
one. Frustrated 
that neither he 
nor Kiley, in their 
weakened condi- 
tions, could eat 
the tough- 
skinned fish, Cavanagh threw it back. 
The dinghy then began to bump and 
turn, and Cavanagh and Kiley assumed 
Adams, still in the water, was trying to 
destroy the boat. They were horrified to 
realize that a school of sharks had sur- 
rounded them, having already devoured 
Adams. Cavanagh, Kiley and Mooney 
were terrified, sickeningly aware of how 
their small inflatable dinghy was all that 
separated them from the predators below. 
They lay on the floor of the dinghy, 
expecting to hear a puncture and then the 
hiss of escaping air that would signal that 
their worst fears were about to be real- 
ized. The sharks eventually lost interest in 
the dinghy, however, and left it astonish- 
ingly unscathed. 

Although Cavanagh and Kiley 
tried to comfort Mooney and keep her 
warm, her condition worsened. Her 
blood poisoning had spread, and she had 
begun to babble incoherently. Soon she 
also grew violent, attacking the others 
without apparent reason. On the fourth 
day of their ordeal, Cavanagh and Kiley 
awoke from a brief sleep to find Mooney 
dead. After removing her jewelry — in 
the hope of one day presenting it to her 
family — they buried her at sea. 
Cavanagh faults more than Mooney's 



infection for her death. He believes that 
witnessing the mental deterioration and 
tragic death of her boyfriend had sapped 
her will to live. Cavanagh says, "She 
made a conscious decision that she was 
going to die. She just stopped breathing." 

After five days at sea with no food, 
no water and almost no hope, Cavanagh 
and Kiley spotted a Russian freighter. 
They started to wave, but were too weak 
and, in despair, collapsed back onto the 
floor of the dinghy. It seemed that the 
ship was going to sail past them, oblivi- 
ous to their situation. But then the 
freighter slowly turned back toward them 
and the Russian crew threw them a line. 
Fighting the waves and the deadly suc- 
tion of the tremendous ship's hull, Kiley 
and Cavanagh narrowly made it onto the 
freighter. Their nightmare at sea had 
finally ended. 

The two survivors spent 12 hours 
on the Soviet ship "Olenegorsk," whose 
non-English speaking crew treated them 
for shock, hypothermia and lung inflam- 
mations. They were then airlifted to a 
hospital in Morehead City, NC, where 
they were further treated for exposure, 
acute dehydration and massive infections. 
Cavanagh and Kiley left the hospital 
eight days later. 

That was in 1982. Those tragic 
events now 13 years behind them, both 
Kiley and Cavanagh have spent the inter- 
vening years learning to deal with their 
memories. After years of silent suffering, 
Kiley chose to write a book about the 
experience as a means of exorcising the 
ghosts from her past. Albatross: The True 




Story of a Woman's Survival at Sea, by Kiley 
and Meg Noonan, was published in May 
1994 by Houghton Mifflin. The publica- 
tion of the book has revived interest in 
the Trashman, making the incredible story 

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Sarah Cavanagh '77 : 

Breaking Barriers and Creating Opportunities 



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After waking up at 5:30 a.m., Sarah 
Cavanagh bikes eight miles down to 
the San Diego docks, arriving by 
6:30. She and 23 other women begin their 
morning workout, which includes stretch- 
ing, running, weight training and aerobics. 
They settle down to breakfast, and then it's 
back to work, preparing the boats and hold- 
ing team meetings. By 10:30, they're on the 
water. By 6:00 p.m. they're back onshore, 
working on the boats, preparing them for 
the next day. Cavanagh then bikes home 
and tumbles into bed, exhausted. She does 
this every day except Sunday 

It's a tough schedule. But you have to 
be tough if you're serious about winning the 
America's Cup. 

Cavanagh '77 is a member of the first 
all-women's team in America's Cup history. 
When the America 1 Foundation - the de- 
fending America's Cup champions - asked 
her to try out for the partially formed all- 
women's team, Cavanagh says she couldn't 
refuse. Out of more than 400 women who 
tried out, she was one of only 50 chosen to 
defend the America's Cup title for the U.S. - 
and to make history doing it. 

The prestigious sailing competition 
dates back to the mid-1800s, when the New 
York Yacht Club won what was then called 
the "100 Guineas Cup." Since 1870, the 
United States has lost the America's Cup 
only once - to Australia, in 1983. 

Cavanagh says she got a "good cruis- 
ing, sailing background from my family, 
growing up." Her father is an avid sailor, 
who took the family sailing every weekend. 
After graduating from GDA, Cavanagh 
traveled in Europe and then attended Colo- 
rado College for two years. Sailing began to 
loom larger in her life when she returned to 
the East Coast and sailed on tall ships for 
five months as a deckhand. Then, she skip- 
pered a 50-foot boat in Florida for a year. 

In Florida, Cavanagh began joining 
all-women sailing crews because she says 
she "just got to do more" when part of an 
all-female crew. She participated in top rac- 
ing series, such as the Keel Boat Regatta 
sponsored by Rolex, the Long Island Sound 
series and the Edgartown race weeks on 
Martha's Vineyard. 

Cavanagh entered world level racing 
when she competed in the trans-Atlantic 
LaRochelle, France-to-New Orleans Race in 
1983, which commemorates the French dis- 
covery of New Orleans. Her interest in sail- 
ing continued to grow, and she enrolled in 
the Yacht Design School in Kennebunkport, 
ME, for a year. 




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Cavanagh then moved to Seattle, 
where she ran many small businesses, 
including a sailing school and a dive shop. 
Marriage took her back East again, where 
she launched yet another business venture: a 
boatyard in Newburyport. She also ran a pet 
supply company in Brunswick, ME, for a 
time before moving back to Colorado. 
Eventually, Cavanagh drew closer to the 
ocean again, settling in San Diego. At this 
point, she was joining crews only twice a 
year, in order to spend more time with her 
son, Matt, who is six years old. 

At first, the women's team didn't 
have many supporters. Bill Koch, owner of 
America', encountered snickers when he 
announced that he was forming an all- 
female America's Cup team. In a press con- 
ference last March, Koch said, "Lots of 
people may think this is a joke. But we 
don't. I'd like to see the sport enhanced. I'd 
like to see respect for women's abilities 
enhanced. This is more than just a sailboat 
race. This is about breaking barriers and cre- 
ating more opportunities." 

Throughout its 142-year existence, the 
America's Cup race has been almost entirely 
dominated by white men. The decision to 
form the women's crew was not out of char- 
acter for Koch, however: By naming black 
crewman Marty Stephan '80 and female 
sailor Dawn Riley to America 3 team in 1992, 
Koch established a history of picking the 
best people, regardless of sex or race. By 
naming an all-female crew, Koch is making 
an enormous statement about what he 
thinks women can achieve, Cavanagh says. 



"Bill Koch has been very generous. 
We appreciate his support — and just giving 
us the opportunity," says Cavanagh. Yet she 
admits that the team has run into "a lot of 
skepticism. People from all different areas 
thought, 'This is high-level sailing. It's kind 
of silly [for them] to participate.'" 

Between now and May 1995, when 
the America's Cup races are run, the women 
will be training hard and proving them- 
selves to skeptics both inside and outside 
the sailing world. The team has already con- 
verted some doubters into believers, she 
says, noting that at the New York Yacht 
Club's 150th Regatta Celebration last July, 
her team kept up with the men's teams. 

"Sailing is a good direction, an excit- 
ing thing for women to do. There aren't a lot 
of role models, " she says. "[Women] look 
out from the dock and they largely see 
men sailing. "When they do see other 
women sailing, it gives substance to their 
dreams, she says. "This doesn't just affect 
people who want to race. "[We are] role 
models for kids and grown-ups, because we 
have such high visibility. We're doing it and 
succeeding." The team is a good overall role 
model, Cavanagh says. "Many of the girls 
are petite, and don't look strong, " she says. 
So then "many people think, 'I don't have to 
be a big football player to do this.'" 

The women's team does happen to 
have a football player in its midst - Marty 
Stephan '80, who coaches the women's 
team. "It's great having him around. He's 
someone I know. He's strong. He makes us 
work hard," says Cavanagh. 

While Bill Koch sponsors the team, 
crew members also have to do sponsorship 
work in order to raise enough money to 
compete at such a high level. The women 
are paid to make presentations to interested 
sponsors, and to promote Colombia Sports- 
wear, which provides the team's clothing, 
she says. Team sponsors, which include 
Clamour magazine, Gillette and Lifetime 
cable television, already have contributed 
more than $5 million to the all-women's 
effort, according to reports. 

The women's team is currently using 
one boat, Kanza, for practice and hopes to 
raise enough money to build a new one for 
the actual races. A new boat could run any- 
where from $5 million to $7 million, accord- 
ing to Stephan. If all goes according to 
Cavanagh's plans, they will need one not 
only for the trials, but for the races in May. 



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Marty Stephan '80: 



A History of Winning 



Sometimes a great education 
is not the only thing GDA 
graduates have in common. 
For example, Sarah Cavanagh '77 
and Marty Stephan '80 share a 
passion for sailing and a goal: to 
win the coveted America's Cup. 

Cavanagh is a member of 
the first all-female America's Cup 
crew in history, and Stephan is 
one of the team's coaches. And 
they both are determined to 
accomplish their goal. 

Stephan had sailed on 
1992 America's Cup winner, 
America 3 as a "grinder." This 
year, he says, he had no interest 
in sailing for anybody but Bill 
Koch, owner of America 3 . Although many 
of the men Stephan sailed with in 1992 
asked him to join them in other syndicates 
for the 1995 America's Cup competition, 
Stephan says he declined. When he learned 
that Koch was forming an all-women's 
team, however, he says he enthusiastically 
signed on as a coach. 

The America's Cup began in 1851 as 
a personal bet by British and U.S. boat own- 
ers. From 1870 to 1983, the United States 
was the defender of the America's Cup, 
never losing it once until American skipper 
Dennis Connor lost it to Australia in one of 
the biggest upsets in sailing history. 

Stephan says he expects to be part of 
another winning America's Cup team with 
the all-women's crew. He is looking forward 
to competing in the trials, which take place 
from January to March of 1995, and then 
taking on foreign challengers to defend the 
America's Cup title in May. 

Stephan coaches the middle of the 
boat, where the grinders, the trimmers and 
the pit are located. "The grinders are the 
horsepower — or the womanpower — of 
the boat, raising the sails up, jibing the sails. 
They work directly with the trimmers, who 
control the shape of the sails themselves. 
The pit is in charge of the lines that raise 
and lower the sails, " he explains, adding 
that he also is director of security for the 
team's compound, based in San Diego. 

He explains that some of the women 
on the team have never sailed before. While 
several women, like Dawn Riley, Lynne 
Jewell-Shore and Cavanagh have serious 
sailing experience, others have been success- 




Underway: The America 3 crew practices for the big event. 



ful in different areas. The team includes 
women with little sailing experience but a 
lot of strength, like Olympic rowers. Yet, he 
says, "I'm so used to the power of every- 
thing. They've shown me some finesse." 
He adds, "Sometimes I forget they're not 
six-three, 240 pounds." 

Stephan was headed for a career in 
professional football until he suffered an 
injury — ironically, on a sailboat in San 
Tropez. Instead of "sitting around feeling 
sorry for myself," Stephan got involved 
with coaching football, most recently the 
San Diego Chargers from 1992 to 1994. He 
also got more involved in sailing. 

Although he had sailed as a boy, 
Stephan discovered later that his sailing 
techniques were old-fashioned. The year 
Stephan graduated from college, classmate 
Brad Cavanagh '79 re-introduced him to 
sailing. Since then, Stephan has sailed in 
Hawaii, Japan, New Zealand and the 
Caribbean, among other places. When 
asked if he encountered racism as a black 
man in a predominately white sport, he 
answers, "There's unified prejudice every- 
where." He explains that he was treated 
"like family" by Bill Koch, owner of 
America 3 and the women's team. "My 
whole sailing career has been just like 
that," he says. 

Stephan's strength and athletic talent 
made him a much sought-after crew mem- 
ber for America 3 in 1992. The team leader- 
ship was unhappy with its grinders, so 
they asked Stephan to join. He says he 
wasn't interested. He had already taken a 
job at Northeastern University as a right- 



end football coach, and was 
about to leave for Hawaii with 
his girlfriend when the 
America 3 team called to ask 
him again. Again he said no. 
He says they faxed him relent- 
lessly in Hawaii, desperate for 
a solid grinder. He finally 
relented, and the day before 
the team was to officially 
announce its crew members, 
Stephan signed on. 

Stephan explains that 
America's Cup racing has 
become big business. Koch 
spent $64 million in the 1992 
campaign to defend the Cup, 
he says, estimating that about 
a quarter of that figure has been spent on 
the women's team. 

"It costs between five and seven million 
[dollars] to buy and keep just one boat," 
Stephan says. "A typical budget would 
be about ten to 15 million dollars per 
program." 

Sailing has really "opened the world 
for me," says Stephan, who has enjoyed the 
pleasures of relaxing on the Italian Riviera 
with his girlfriend and joining sailboat 
crews in Japan. He has sailed all over the 
world, grinding and working the mast. 
He brings this experience as well 
as his talent for coaching to the women's 
team. "You get them to feel everything 
you feel on the boat," he says, describing 
how the women "just soak up" informa- 
tion. "They're like a sponge — so easy to 
work with." 

Stephan says that winning is well 
within grasp. "I'm not used to being part of 
a losing team," he explains. Indeed, as a 
student at GDA, he was the captain of the 
varsity football, baseball and hockey teams. 
He broke school records, played on all-star 
teams and was voted most valuable player 
for both hockey and football his senior 
year. Later, at American International 
University, he was an N.C.A.A. II All- 
American tight-end. 

Asked about the prospects an all- 
women's team has for actually winning 
the America's Cup, Stephan says they 
are "excellent." Otherwise, he says, he 
wouldn't have joined the team. 



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Trial by Sea 

Continued from page 13 

newsworthy once again. (GDA's own 
Board President Dodge Morgan, himself 
a record-breaking sailor, is quoted on the 
book's dust jacket: "A riveting and 
frightening true story told with startling 
candor and power. I read it without 
breathing.") 




On land at last: Brad Cavanagh and 
Deborah Kiley recieve treatment for infections 
and dehydration at a hospital in NC. 



In addition to her husband and 
children, Kiley dedicated the book to 
Cavanagh with the inscription, "To Brad 
Cavanagh, with whom I survived." In 
the book's acknowledgement page, how- 
ever, Kiley notes that she and Cavanagh 
don't always see eye to eye: "A special 
thanks to Brad, who doesn't always 
agree with me but still listens. ..." 
Cavanagh concedes that the book is an 
accurate portrayal of events, but only 
one person's view. He says that although 
Kiley didn't intend to, she paints a very 
two-dimensional picture of the victims. 
In regard to Kiley's unflattering portray- 
als of Lippoth and particularly Adams, 
Cavanagh says, "People are whole peo- 
ple, and I think that all their endearing 
qualities are left out. There is no remorse. 

"I know what good literature is 
because of my Governor Dummer edu- 
cation. Great Expectations is a great 
book," he explains, because the charac- 
ters are complex and paradoxical. He 
continues, "Life is so tragic. [Albatross] is 
a fast-paced, Arnold Schwarzenegger- 
type thing." According to Cavanagh, 
Albatross lacks depth and complexity of 
character. "There's a shallowness of char- 
acters. There's a lack of pain. I feel no 
pain when I read the story," he says. 

Adams, whom Kiley portrays as 
belligerent and dangerous, had recently 
been separated from his wife at the time 
of the shipwreck, Cavanagh points out, 
explaining that he was fighting for atten- 



tion, "playing a larger-than-life role to 
get a good job. He was a really good 
sailor. He didn't know everything yet 
and deserved more time to learn." As the 
captain, Lippoth was in an extremely dif- 
ficult situation, and Kiley portrays him 
as too inexperienced to guide the boat 
and its crew. Cavanagh agrees that 
Lippoth had been a fair-weather skipper, 
but he lays much of the blame for the 
sinking on the erroneous weather report: 
"He got tricked and trapped by the 
weather." Mooney was, according to 
Cavanagh, "very attractive and strong. 
Very nice, very competent in her realm," 
which wasn't sailing. "She didn't know 
what she was getting into." 

While Kiley attributes her 
endurance to her faith in God, Cavanagh 
is more pragmatic in his explanation of 
her survival. "She has a lot of energy. 
That's why she survived," he says. 
"You're in a situation, and you deal with 
it." When asked if God had anything to 
do with saving his life, Cavanagh laughs 
and tells a joke by way of explanation: 
"Did you hear the one about the 
dyslexic, atheist insomniac? He lies 
awake at night won- 
dering if there is a 
dog." 

Cavanagh says 
each member of the 
crew made a choice to 
live or die. He relates 
how, soon after the 
yacht went down, he 
was grabbing at any- 
thing floating in the 
water. He was looking 
for something useful, 
but only found con- 
tainers of wood 
preservatives. They 
would have been an 
effective poison, he 
says, explaining that 
he considered suicide. 
"I consciously made 
a decision not to kill 
myself. You have to make a decision. 
That was the only decision I was given," 
he says. 

Since the wreck, Cavanagh has vir- 
tually devoted his life to sailing. When 
asked if he was frightened to sail after 
his ordeal, he answers, "Yes. The first 
few times I went out sailing, it was 
creepy. I got total disasters thrown in my 
face." Cavanagh says that his first time 



back out on the water, "the headstay 
broke, which doesn't happen very often. 
It was ironic." 

Today, Cavanagh builds prototypes 
for racing sailboats and joins crews all 
over the world. He can be gone for weeks 
or even months at a time, pursuing a pas- 
sion for sailing that bloomed early. He 
says his father had taken the family sail- 
ing every weekend — whether they 
wanted to or not — when he and his sib- 
lings (Alden 75, Sarah '77, and Peter '80) 
were growing up. Shortly after graduat- 
ing from GDA, he was racing and build- 
ing state-of-the-art boats. 

Cavanagh is not the only one in the 
family with a passion for sailing. With 
obvious pride, he explains that his sister 
Sarah is a member of the first all-wom- 
en's team in America's Cup history, (see 
accompanying story) Right now he is 
avidly following the team's progress. 
They have a "good, very good" chance of 
winning the right to defend the Cup title, 
he says. 

The love for sailing felt so strongly 
by the Cavanaghs is shared by GDA 
classmate and friend, Marty Stephan '80, 




Rescued: Brad Cavanagh and Deborah Kiley are rescued from the 11-foot rubbe 
dinghy they spent five days in by the Soviet ship 'Olenegorsk'. 



who credits Cavanagh with getting him 
involved in sailing. (See accompanying 
story) Stephan, who was a grinder on 
1992 America's Cup champion, America 3 , 
is a coach for the women's team. These 
three GDA graduates and avid sailors 
live what Cavanagh says is "an exciting 
lifestyle. You sort of live in suspended 
animation. It's a lot of hard work, but 
you're learning the whole time." H| 



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Science in the Governor's Back Yard 




by Michelle Robbins 



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It is difficult to enuision a setting 

more louely than that which William 

Dummer prouided for his school. 

Seueral miles remoued from the clos- 
est community, the spot remains to 
this day one of the most beautiful to 
be found on the Massachusetts shore 
line north of Boston. In 17B1. the 
Gouernor's farmland and estate lay 
loosely caught between the meander- 
ing courses of the Parker and Mill 
Riuers as they moued toward a meet- 
ing out in the marshland at the foot of 
the property. The school still occupy- 
ing the area set aside for it by 
Gouernor Dummer, stands on land 
gently sloping upward from the flat- 
ness of the tidal marshes, looking out 
toward the ocean fiue miles to 
the eastward at Plum Island. 



John lil Ragle 

GouBrnor Dummer Academy History 
1763-1963 -pp 11-12 



Dr. Susan Oleszko-Szuts' short, black 
hair is getting blown by the strong 
breeze coming off the ocean and her 
sneakers are dirty from the wet sand, but 
she doesn't seem to notice. In fact, she 
seems quite at home on the beach, wear- 
ing her dark blue beltless jeans and com- 
fortable-looking white cotton jersey She 
and her marine biology class are ready to 
begin their study of a tide pool at Plum 
Island. 

Plum Island's tide pools lie just five 
miles away from GDA and serve as an 
ideal spot to study marine life. An abun- 
dance of marshland is within walking dis- 
tance of the Schumann Science Center, 
where the marine biology classes are held. 
The locations of these areas give GDA stu- 
dents the unique advantage of conducting 
experiments in their 
own "backyard 
laboratory." 

Oleszko-Szuts 
stresses the importance 
of using GDA's 
"backyard laboratory" 
to make science more 
realistic and interesting. 
"When you offer a 
marine science class to 
students, you have to 
go out on field trips and 
give students a chance 
to explore marshes and 
tide pools hands-on," 
she says. 

Oleszko-Szuts, 
who began her teaching 
career at Falmouth 
Academy in 1988, 
became familiar with 
this teaching method 

through her work for the National Science 
Foundation Young Scholar's Program in 
Woods Hole, MA, and in Flagstaff, AZ. 
While she was there, she says she taught 
talented high school sophomores and 
juniors to design scientific experiments, 
conduct research and write scientific 
research papers. 

Her teaching philosophy also meets 
the ideals of the Academy's Wright 
Science 2000 program, which has been 
developed in conjunction with Tufts 
University's Wright Center for Science 
Education and emphasizes collaborative, 
hands-on learning. 



The 12-member class forms a semi- 
circle around Oleszko-Szuts and listens to 
her instructions. "You remember your 
group assignments, right? Okay, I want 
two groups doing dissolved oxygen, one 
group doing salinity and temperature 
measurements and the rest of the groups 
will be using the quadrats to count and 
identify organisms," she says. 

The group unloads the rope, dis- 
solved oxygen kits, thermometers, 
quadrats and salinometer from the two 
vans they arrived in, and hurries to the 
tide pool a couple of hundred yards 
ahead. Oleszko-Szuts walks behind her 
class, examining the sand. 

"Do you see the red particles in the 
sand? That's from the garnet that was in 
the glaciers during the Ice Age. If you look 




Teamwork: Senior Jared Metz studies salinity, while lab partner junior Brooks Bornhofft records trie 
luater temperature. 



at the sand under a microscope, you can 
see the red particles sparkling," she says. 

When Oleszko-Szuts meets the class 
at the tide pool, many of the students are 
already climbing over the slippery, wet 
rocks. "All right, who wants to set up the 
transect?" she asks. 

The class unanimously volunteers 
junior Maria Fallon for the job. Fallon 
eagerly accepts and begins pulling the 
rope, which is marked by meters, from the 
upper region of the tide pool area, across 
the rocks to the ocean's edge. The vertical 
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Plum Island 



marker from which students will conduct 
their study. 

Fallon completes the transect and 
the class begins its work. The three groups 
using the quadrats — plastic frames a 
meter square with strings sectioning off 
the inside area into smaller squares — set- 
up their study sites three meters apart and 
"leap-frog" each other along the rope until 
they come to the ocean's edge. 

"I want the dissolved oxygen 
groups and the salinity group to take mea- 
surements at each of the study sites," says 
Oleszko-Szuts. She moves her 5-foot-10 
1 /2-inch frame unsteadily over the mus- 
sel-covered rocks and checks on each of 
the groups' progress. 

"Every field trip we go on she falls 
at least once," says senior Lauren Carrier. 
Oleszko-Szuts laughs and admits it's true. 
She joins seniors Meaghan Murphy and 
Christine Holbrook, who are taking the 
water temperature of the fifth quadrant, 
and demonstrates how to use the sali- 
nometer — a device used to measure 
water's salt content. 

The salinometer is a four-by-six inch 
rectangular shaped box with a two-inch 



metal probe attached by a cord. Oleszko- 
Szuts places the probe, which measures 
the water's conductivity, into the water 
and records the number that registers on 
the box. The salinity of that area is 26.5 
parts per thousand (ppt), which surprises 
Oleszko-Szuts. The average salinity of 
ocean water is 34 ppt. 

"Wow, that's really cool. There must 
be a fresh water input coming from some- 
where," she says. 

Oleszko-Szuts asks Carrier and 
Fallon to take a compass reading so the 
class can find its exact location the next 
time they come to Plum Island. 

Carrier and Fallon are also deter- 
mining how much oxygen is in the water 
by using the dissolved oxygen kit. "We 
have to collect a sample of water in a test 
tube and then add different chemicals," 
says Fallon, holding the cloudy mixture in 
her hand. "Then we wait until the mixture 
clears to take the reading." 

The amount of dissolved oxygen in 
the water determines the health of the 
ecosystem, explains Oleszko-Szuts. "If 
there is not enough oxygen, organisms 
can't exist. The system we're studying 



does not have a problem with this because 
there is a lot of turbulence and wave 
action delivering oxygen to the water." 

"Hey, check this out," says junior 
Chad Ehrenkranz to his lab partner junior 
Nathan Hassell. They are identifying and 
estimating the number of organisms and 
shells by counting the items found in a 
small square of the quadrat and multiply- 
ing that figure by the total number of the 
quadrat's squares. "It's a bunch of eggs. I 
thought it was an octopus. I hope we find 
one," he says. 

Another group is puzzling over a 
beige-colored animal about one centimeter 
long with six legs. Oleszko-Szuts, who 
earned her doctorate degree in biology 
from Johns Hopkins University in 1973, 
comes over to help the students identify 
the animal. 

"Oh cool, you've got a sand flea 
there," she says. "They bury themselves in 
the wet sand as the waves recede into the 
ocean." 

"Oh, those are the animals that 
always get into your bathing suit when 
you're swimming at the beach," says 
senior Nicole Costello. 

Senior Jared Metz clambers over to a 
rock located in the middle of a pool of 
water. He squats down on the rock, rolling 
up his sleeves, and plunges his hands into 
the numbing water in an attempt to catch 
a large clam. He pulls out the clam's shell 
and is disappointed when he discovers it's 
empty. 

"I love this stuff," he says. "Where I 
live in Maine, I commercially fish tuna 
during the summer. I've been waiting for 
the opportunity to do something like this 
where you can actually get your hands 
dirty." 

Junior Brooks Bornhofft and Metz 
are in charge of measuring salinity. So far, 
there have been no readings over 30 ppt. 
"I predict the next measurement will be 31 
ppt because we're getting closer to the 
ocean," says Metz. He's wrong, but being 
persistent, he goes to the ocean's edge to 
take a measurement figuring the salinity 
will definitely increase. "It's only 30 ppt 
here, too," he says. 

The class has already been on nine 
excursions this semester, including field 
trips to GDA's marshland, to conduct 
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ious plant species and gather animals and 
water to make closed ecosystems. They 
have also studied the sand dunes, tide 
pools and the beach profile of Plum 
Island. 

"This is not like a regular class. We 
work from hand-outs, not just the book. 
It's also really interesting to learn about 
the food chain and ecosystem first-hand," 
says Fallon. 

Back in the classroom the following 
Friday, students analyze the data. "Okay, 
can anyone make some hypotheses look- 
ing at the data?" she asks her class. 

"The organisms are bigger the closer 
they are to the ocean," says one student. 
Another observes that there is more life in 
the lower regions of the tide pool. 

"Now, why do you think our salin- 
ity readings are so low in comparison to 
the average of 34 ppt?" asks Oleszko- 
Szuts. The students think for a few 
moments while their teacher stands poised 
at the chalkboard. 

"Maybe something is eating the 
salt," says one student. 

"Yeah, maybe. Any other ideas?" 
Olesko-Szuts asks. 

"Maybe it's lower because of the 
precipitation," says another student. 

"Right. What's probably happened 
is the dunes have become saturated from 
rain, leading to a saturated water table," 
says Oleszko-Szuts. She draws a diagram 
on the board of sand dunes and the water 
table underneath. "The fresh water then 
runs off into the tide pool, diluting the salt 
water," she says. "Any other questions or 
observations?" 

"What are those orange strings that 
come out of the mussels?" asks Murphy. 
"They look like alien fingers because of 
the bulb at the end of each string." 

Oleszko-Szuts, who also worked for 
15 years as a research scientist in various 
laboratories including the Marine 
Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, 
explains that those are "byssal threads" 
the mussel uses to attach itself onto a sur- 
face. "Did anyone notice whether mussels 
or barnacles were more abundant?" she 
asks. 

"It seemed like the mussels were 
growing over the barnacles in some 
areas," says a student. 

"Right, because barnacles use a per- 



manent glue to attach themselves onto a 
surface, they get smothered by the mus- 
sels, which are mobile. They can't coexist," 
she says. 

Oleszko-Szuts gives the class a labo- 
ratory report assignment. "This is not like 
the other lab reports you've done. This 
time, I want you to write down your 
observations, then write two proposals 
about what you would like to conduct fur- 
ther study on," she says. "I want you to 
create and design your own experiments." 

Oleszko-Szuts says she is very 
impressed with the students' lab reports. 
"They got a lot more out of the lab than I 
had planned for and raised many interest- 



ing, creative questions." 

Oleszko-Szuts, who became inter- 
ested in teaching after volunteering at her 
twin sons' school, says she believes her 
hands-on teaching method has produced 
positive results from her students. "I've 
never worked harder or been more satis- 
fied with a job in my life. I really enjoy 
helping students get excited about what I 
get excited about," she said. 

The students attest to the success of 
Oleszko-Szuts' teaching method and share 
her enthusiasm. "This is a really fun class 
because the experiments are hands-on 
with actual living organisms," says 
Costello. 





1,2.3. mussels and...: [L-R] Senior Meaghan Murphy and junior Maria Fallon count the number of organisms by using a quadrat, uihile senior Jared Hetz 
measures the mater's salinity 



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Barry Sullivan '66 



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Sullivan, Murphy "was and is one of my 
main mentors — a model of intellect and 
integrity." Anyone who heard or read 
Sullivan's opening speech to first-year law 
students in August — a speech in which 
he entreated the would-be attorneys to 
"cultivate the habit of civility" and 
become "men and women of honor" — 
will recognize that the photograph is 
emblematic of these deeply held beliefs. 

A rare combination of legal scholar, 
former Assistant to the Solicitor General of 
the United States, college administrator 
and top-flight litigator (he's argued before 
the U.S. Supreme Court and had a land- 
mark death penalty murder conviction 
overturned), Sullivan's own character 
clearly runs against the negative lawyer 
stereotype. And it is clear that Sullivan 

Q: What's black and tan and looks good on an 

Al A rottweiler. believes in leading — and teaching — by 

example: His groundbreaking work on 
creating national AIDS/ HIV policy illus- 
trates that lawyers can bring both craft 
and compassion to their work. 

The president of the American Bar 
Association asked Sullivan in December 
1987 to chair an Association-wide commit- 
tee on AIDS. Then a partner in the 350- 
attorney, nationally prominent Chicago 
law firm of Jenner & Block, Sullivan 
replied, "I don't know anything about 
[AIDS] other than what I've read in the 
papers." He says the ABA president 
pressed him into service by saying the 
Association was looking for "an honest 
broker who could look impartially at all 
these problems." Sullivan took the post 
and assembled "people from all areas — 
insurance people, tort lawyers, civil liber- 
ties lawyers.... Everybody who was 
around that table represented an area that 
AIDS affected." 

"There aren't very many phenom- 
ena that have impacted so many different 
areas of life as the AIDS epidemic," 
Sullivan says, explaining the ABA's need 
for specific AIDS policy. "With those areas 
of life being impacted," he adds, "there's 
been a chain reaction throughout society." 

The committee's charge was clear: to 
catalog all the issues that the AIDS epi- 
demic raised and to suggest solutions to 
them.. .by June. "This is impossible," 
Sullivan remembers saying. "There's no 
way that any group of volunteers could 
possibly tackle a job that big in that 
amount of time." Instead, the committee 
spent those six months preparing a "white 
paper" that describes all the issues, from 
immigration and naturalization to the 
protection of healthcare workers and the 



It's one of many lawyer jokes mak- 
ing the rounds, though one of few 
Barry Sullivan '66 hasn't heard. 
Sullivan, who was installed last 
summer as Dean of the Washington 
& Lee University Law School, says 
he even tells an occasional lawyer 
joke himself, poking fun at the 
stereotype that places attorneys 
close to the top of America's most- 
loathed list. The difference, however, 
is that Sullivan has his heart set on 
changing all that; not just the 
stereotype, but its etiology. 

Sullivan has a photograph 
of his two sons that sits on the cre- 
denza in his office. There's nothing 
extraordinary about that, of course, 
unless one notices that his sons are 
joined in the picture by an older 
man known to generations of 
Governor Dummer Academy 
alumni/ae: Old Guardsman A. 
Macdonald Murphy. It isn't by 
chance or coincidence that that pic- 
ture happens to be there, either; to 



responsibilities of those affected by 
HIV. This 250-page document, entitled 
AIDS: The Legal Issues, was published in 
book form, and Sullivan says he has heard 
from "lawyers all over the country" who 
have told him they have used it in prepar- 
ing AIDS-related cases. 

"We took the next year to come up 
with policy recommendations about what 
the law should be with respect to those 
issues," Sullivan says. They identified 
about 40 policy points within "about 13 
areas of the law." All this was supported 
by a 150-page report, which was adopted 
"with one very minor change" by the 
ABA's House of Delegates, its policy-mak- 
ing unit. 

"Then we turned our attention to 
some other things," he says. One was a 
"research project" in 
attorney? which the committee 

"tried to catalog the 
legal services that were available to people 
affected by AIDS or HIV. We came up 
with a directory so people would know 
where they could go for legal help any- 
where in the country." This 400-page vol- 
ume outlines "not only who the [service] 
groups were, but the services they were 
able to provide and what they weren't 
able to provide." In the process, Sullivan 
said he discovered a lot of organizations 
that were offering legal services to persons 
affected by HTV, though most often they 
could only refer people elsewhere. 
"Outside of large urban areas," he notes, 
"there was a great need for organizations 
like this, while inside the large urban areas 
the referral organizations existed, but 
there was still a great need for lawyers 
who would contribute their time." 

The committee's next project was 
the production of a video that encourages 
attorneys and local bar associations to pro- 
vide pro bono assistance to AIDS/HIV 
clients. Narrated by former Law and Order 
star Michael Moriarity, the video is accom- 
panied by a manual that instructs local bar 
associations in setting up pro bono ser- 
vices for people with AIDS. 

As for the results, Sullivan avers, 
"The directory has been very, very suc- 
cessful, but I'm not sure it's worked as 
well as it should have. It's hard," he says, 
"to inspire lawyers to do pro bono work." 
He is quick to add, however, that his work 
with the committee "is one of the most 
personally fulfilling experiences I've ever 
had." He has high praise for the other 
attorneys on the committee, who con- 
tributed "hundreds or thousands of hours 
of their time without any ulterior motives 
to try to come up with answers to some 



The Archon 21 Winter 1995 



very difficult questions." He adds vigor- 
ously, "I'd like people who don't like 
lawyers to spend just five minutes with 
the people on this committee." 

Overarching the committee's report 
were four basic policy statements: (1) that 
education is key to ending the AIDS epi- 
demic; (2) that persons at risk should be 
encouraged to have themselves tested on a 
voluntary basis; (3) that confidentiality is 
essential to both voluntary testing and the 
avoidance of discrimination; and (4) that 
dignity and compassion must be pre- 
served for persons affected by HIV. While 
it may seem, at first blush, that this is an 
uncharacteristically "kinder and gentler" 
approach, Sullivan notes that it is "all 
really very shrewd as well. "How do you 
get people to want to be tested, to get peo- 
ple to alter their behavior... and stop the 
spread of the virus? You're not going to 
stop it by mandatorily testing everyone 
under the sun and randomly locking them 
up," he says. "That's not achievable. How 
do you encourage them to step forward 
and get tested? You have to have confi- 
dentially to do that." He notes that most 
people "have an incentive to visit their 
doctor: the belief that they're going to get 
well. People with AIDS don't have that 
incentive," he says, because medicine can- 
not offer them the promise of a cure. 
Confidentiality, education and efforts to 
eliminate discrimination, he says, are the 
best incentives available. "So it is kind and 
gentle," he adds, "but hard-headed as 
well." 

"Lawyers are people who deal in 
trust," Sullivan told his incoming first- 
year law students in August. "If you have 
a reputation as a brilliant lawyer, but one 
whose word is not to be trusted — if other 
lawyers and judges don't believe you are a 
woman or man of honor — you will not 
succeed in the profession of the law. You 
may do very well for a while, but it will 
catch up to you." While one could dis- 
count at least a portion of his opening 
speech as a pep-talk for the new recruits, 
Sullivan goes on to describe four cases of 
impropriety by attorneys who abused that 
trust. "Why am I telling you these 
depressing stories? Not to depress you, 
but to emphasize to you that there is a lot 
of temptation out there," he said. 

Reflecting on that speech, Sullivan 
says, "This is a time of great change in the 
legal profession and in legal education." 
In his new position as dean and professor 
at Washington & Lee, he says he sees his 
challenge as "re-imagining" both those 
concepts and inculcating his 370 law stu- 



dents with the concepts of civility and 
honor in order to improve the judicial sys- 
tem. As he told them, "Incivility is like 
sand in the gears of justice." 

"There's a tremendous surge of 
interest in training law school students to 
go out and practice law immediately after 
leaving law school," Sullivan says, making 
a comparison with the past, when law 
firms recognized that they were at least in 
part in the business of providing appren- 
ticeships — or post-graduate training — to 
new graduates. "Because of profit consid- 



"If prosecutors an 



systematically discrim- 
inating against black 
people on the basis of 
their race, you really 
can't blame a defense 
lawyer" for reacting 
with similar tactics. 



erations in law firms, they aren't able to 
teach young lawyers to the same extent. 
Some of that has to be pushed down to 
the law schools. The question is how 
much. The legal profession can't just say 
this is all up to the law schools and we're 
washing our hands of it." 

As Sullivan told his new charges at 
W&L, the license to practice law "repre- 
sents an extraordinary privilege," and sig- 
nifies that its bearer has knowledge of the 
law, technical skill and integrity, although 
a school can teach only the first two. He 
cites a death penalty murder conviction 
that he succeeded in having overturned 
after proving that the prosecution had 
"manipulated the jury" The decision in 
the case, involving a black man accused 
of killing two Chicago policeman, was 
reversed when Sullivan demonstrated 
that the prosecution had "violated the 
defendant's constitutional rights in sev- 
eral different ways, including "the quite 
purposeful exclusion of all blacks from 
the jury." The proliferation of such unethi- 
cal tactics, Sullivan says, only leads to 
more of the same: "If prosecutors are sys- 
tematically discriminating against black 



people on the basis of their race, you 
really can't blame a defense lawyer" for 
reacting with similar tactics. 

Sullivan compares his work at W&L 
to Governor Dummer, because at both 
schools a close student-faculty ratio allows 
for "seminars with a handful of students," 
much like his classes with Old Guardsmen 
Tom Mercer, Buster Navins, Roy Ohrn and 
Mac Murphy Musing about his family's 
close ties with GDA — his sister Margaret 
taught French and Spanish at the 
Academy in the 1960s, his brother Brian 
graduated in 1957 and his niece Beth 
DeLisle graduated in 1994 — Sullivan is 
amused when reminded that the first dis- 
cussion of his attending GDA came during 
a visit by former Admissions Director 
John Witherspoon to Sullivan's father, a 
Newburyport dentist. A Morse Flag, 
Ambrose Speaking Prize and Moody Kent 
French Prize winner, Sullivan credits for- 
mer GDA chaplain Jim Harris, in fact, 
with having "sparked the interest I've had 
in civil rights that I've had throughout my 
career." 

After GDA, Sullivan attended 
Middlebury College, graduating cum 
laude, Phi Beta Kappa with high honors in 
philosophy and political science. He 
entered the University of Chicago Law 
School on a National Honor Scholarship. 
While there, he was associate editor of the 
university's Law Review, and met his wife, 
Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, who earned a 
Ph.D. in religion and a law degree from 
the university and currently teaches at 
Washington & Lee. (The Sullivans have 
two children — George, 12, and Lloyd, 9.) 

Sullivan's own teaching career 
began while he was still an undergrad at 
Middlebury; he taught a course in political 
philosophy there. During 1979, he was an 
adjunct lecturer in law at Loyola 
University of Chicago School of Law, and 
between 1990 and 1994, he taught at 
Northwestern University School of Law, 
all the while continuing to practice law. 
Finally faced with the difficult choice 
between his successful law practice and 
teaching, Sullivan opted for the latter. 

While few GDA alumni /ae need 
further evidence of the fact, it's obvious 
that Mac Murphy, whose picture graces 
Sullivan's office, is a keen and perceptive 
judge of character. It was he, after all, who 
wrote in Sullivan's 1966 spring term 
report, "Barry showed some real moral 
courage in carrying out his duties and 
responsibilities. He was not afraid to make 
the hard decisions." 



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ILESTONES 



Marriages 

Carson Taylor '63 and Dede Cooper, November 
24, 1994 

Nathan Follansbee '69 and Sally Richards, July 1, 
1994 

Steven Winer '74 and Mary Ellen Kenyon, 
October 7, 1994 

fane Boisvert '82 and Greg Burns, May 28, 1994 

Stacey Hayes '82 and Lester Riordan, July 23, 
1994 

Martha Lawlor '82 and Gary Krauch, August 6, 
1994 

Heather Vickers '82 and Joseph Ryan, July 9, 1994 

Jonathan Gibbs '83 and Jennifer Watters, October 
29, 1994 

Jonathan Gardner '85 and Katie DeWolfe, 
November 5, 1994 

Elizabeth Diehl '86 and Steven Lowell, October 
15, 1994 

Carey Quinn '86 and Robert Girolami, July 30, 
1994 

Erin Saunders '88 and Adam Braunstein, October 
9, 1994 

Cheryl Tucker '89 and Edward Cutler, September 
17, 1994 

Anita Sweeney '91 and Edward Tardif, November 
12, 1994 



Births 

Born to Maggie and Donald Barkin '70, a daugh- 
ter, Eve Dora; October 30, 1994 

Born to Martha and William Connolly '72, a son, 
Adam Cuseck; December 3, 1993 

Born to Gratia and George Freimarck '72, a 
daughter, Averyl Gratia; September 17, 1994 

Born to Patricia and James O'Donnell '75, a son, 
James F. Ill; September 2, 1994 

Born to Michelle and David Phippen '77, a son, 
Tucker James; September 25, 1994 

Born to Mary and Chip Weickert '77, a daughter, 
Eleanor Fenn; March 1, 1994 

Born to Beth and Joseph Benson '80, a son, Joseph 
Jerome, Jr.; November 1, 1994 

Born to Caty and David Broivn '81, a son, 
Peter James; July 11, 1994 

Born to Lynn and Sherman Horton '81, a son, 
Bradford Hunter, April 19, 1994 



Born to Kerry and Stephen Oldfield '81, a son, 
Joshua Charles, February 23, 1994 

Born to Kevin and Michelle (Montrone) Cogan 
'82, a son, Corey Christopher; April 7, 1994 

Born to Scott Thaxton and Sloan Tyler '82, 
a daughter, Madison Ashley Thaxton; October 
11, 1994 

Born to Brooke and Ronald Liss '84, a son, 
Austin Hatch; October 21, 1994 

Born to Lori and Michael Eeary '84, a son, Ryan 
Michael; October 14, 1994 

Born to John and Georgia Wattendorf Guiney 
'84, a daughter, Olivia Lindsay; August 27, 1994 

Born to Joan and Daniel Carlson '85, a son, 
Nicholas Lloyd; October 8, 1994 

Adopted by Laurie and Peter Quimby '85, a 
daughter, Katherine Anne Zug; born July 13, 
1994 



Deaths 

Lawrence Brown, class of 1928, died May 8, 
1994 at the Metro West Medical Center Leo- 
nard Morse Campus in Natick. He was 84. 
After graduation from Governor Dummer 
Academy, he became a dairy farmer and 
owner of the oldest registered Ayrshire cattle 
herd in Essex County. Born in Newbury, he 
was a member of the First Church of Newbury. 
He is survived by two daughters, Meredith B. 
Hoyt of Natick and Judith L. Brown of New 
York; a brother, Edward L. Brown of Newbury; 
two grandchildren; and several nieces, 
nephews and cousins. 

Martin M. Busch, class of 1936, died September 
25, 1994 in Syracuse, NY. He is survived by his 
wife Barbara and four children. 

Tlwtnas Sanders, Jr., class of 1936, died after a 
long struggle with Alzheimer's disease at his 
home in Marblehead on September 22, 1994. 
He was 77. A native of Salem, he lived in 
Marblehead for 40 years. Upon graduating from 
Governor Dummer Academy, he attended 
Williams College. An avid small boat racer, he 
was a member and fleet captain of the 
Marblehead Bullseye Class Association for 
many years. He also belonged to the Eastern 
Yacht Club and the Drifters Ski Club and was a 
deacon of the First Congregational Society in 
Salem. After his retirement, he volunteered 
many hours as a member of the corporations of 
Eastern Bank and of Salem Hospital. He is sur- 
vived by his wife, Barbara Sanders; two daugh- 
ters, Jane Brett Sanders of Quincy and Martha 
Baldwin Sanders of Topsfield; two sisters, 
Katherine Schanck of Chicago and Elizabeth 
Elkins Drummond of Bangor, ME; two stepsis- 
ters, Katherine Field of Northfield and Sally 
Foote of Santa Barbara, CA; his son-in-law 
Mark A. Liptak of Topsfield; two grandchildren, 



Cary Thomas and Alexander Brett Liptak. 

David B. Williams, class of 1936, died 
December 5, 1994 at Emerson Hospital in 
Concord. He was 75. Born in Boston, he earned 
the Moody Kent Prize for Classics while at 
Governor Dummer Academy. Upon graduation 
from Harvard in 1940, he attended law school 
at Boston University, leaving to enlist in the 
Army Air Corps during World War II. After the 
War, he returned to Boston University and 
earned his law degree in 1947. He worked as 
the clerk of Concord District Court in 1947 and 

1948, and then served two terms in the 
Massachusetts House of Representatives. In 

1949, he became town counsel for Carlisle, MA. 
A Republican, he was appointed to the 
Governor's Council by Governor Christian A. 
Herter in 1953. He was named special justice at 
Ayer District Court in 1954, and later became 
the first presiding justice of Ayer Court, a post 
he held until his retirement in 1989. Actively 
involved in many organizations, he was the for- 
mer state and national commander of the 
Disabled American Veterans, a Mason, a 
Shriner and a member of the American Legion 
and the Amvets. He is survived by his wife, 
Gloria A. (Miller) of Concord, MA; a daughter, 
Deborah Williams of Littleton, MA; and a son, 
Gregory Mark Williams of Las Vegas. 

Arthur Leonard Ellis, Sr., class of 1938, died 
October 20 at Monadnock Hospital in New 
Hampshire. He was 76. Born in Chicago, he 
lived in Plainfield, NJ, for many years before 
moving to Francestown, NH, in 1983. Upon 
graduating from Governor Dummer Academy, 
he attended Lafayette College in Easton, PA. He 
was a technical sergeant in the Signal Corps 
during World War II, serving in the Philippines, 
Luzon and New Guinea. He was secretary to 
the family-operated firm Lehon Roofing Co., 
and retired in 1982 as a machinist with 
Wilkinson-Sword Co. In addition, he was a 
photographer on the Labor Day Committee in 
Francestown, NH. He is survived by his wife of 
50 years, R. Virginia (Miller) Ellis of 
Francestown; two sons, Arthur L. Ellis Jr. of 
Parsippany, NJ, and Mark Ellis of Brick, NJ; a 
daughter, Elizabeth Walther of Somerville, MA; 
a brother, Gordon Ellis of Meridian, Miss.; two 
sisters, Mary Jane Ellis of Amesbury, MA, and 
Nancy Ellis Cooke of Gloucester, MA; and four 
grandchildren. 

Anthony Reddy, class of 1941, died August 24, 
1994. He is survived by his wife Hilda. 

George L. Tonry, class of 1972, died of complica- 
tions from a brain tumor at his family farm in 
Hampton Falls on October 26, 1994. He was 40. 
Upon graduating from Governor Dummer 
Academy, he attended the University of New 
Hampshire. He is survived by his wife, 
Katherine Tonry; two daughters, Jessica Tonry, 
8, and Alice Tonry, 2; his mother, Alice Landis 
Tonry; his father-in-law, Paul F. Day; his 
mother-in-law, Bea Day of West Newbury; and 
several brothers and sisters. 



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LASS NOTES 



PRE- 



39 



Harold H. Audet 

Secretary 

511 Crocker Avenue 

Pacific Grove, CA 93950 

(408) 373-5652 



Alumni records indicate that Jim Gardiner 
'23 and Takano Kuki '24 are still work- 
ing. T Gerald May '26 will celebrate the 
new year by retiring from the practice of law 
in Kingston, MA. He is the last member of 
his class to enter the ranks of retirees. T 
Warren Lane '27 has been busy with 
reunions. Last spring he was in Byfield, and 
this fall he attended one in Philadelphia on 
the weekend of the Perm vs. Harvard foot- 
ball game. T Paul Thomas '28 still lives in 
the log house he built over 60 years ago. He 
no longer plays golf, but goes to see the 
Seattle Seahawks play during the fall. His 
children are active in the fruit business he 
started during the Depression, and he sees 
his grandchildren frequently. T This has 
been a good year for Marshall Clinard '28. 
Two of his books have been republished, and 
he has traveled to France, Switzerland, Syria 
and Jordan. During the few weeks he was at 
home in Santa Barbara, he did portrait pho- 
tographs and competed in lawn bowling. ▼ 
Bill Bottger '28 has been a frequent hospital 
patient during the last two years. He has had 
one hip and two knees replaced. He says that 
the surgery has been successful, and he plans 
on an extended trip to England next year. He 
hopes to be in Byfield for Reunion '95. T 
John English '28 is still living in East Orleans, 
MA, and would like to hear from any of the 
Old Guard who pass through that area. It 
was John's idea and prodding that initiated 
The Archon Notes. ▼ Jack Cushman '32 is 
planning a trip to the Far East in the spring. 
He will spend about a week in Japan and 
three weeks in China. T Dick Sprague '34 
plays a lot of golf in the summer, and is in- 
volved in politics. We can assume that he 
was happy with the results of the recent elec- 
tion and that he is still unhappy with his golf 
scores. Y George Bovenizer '36 has moved 
to the Fresno, CA, area and is living on a 
lake north of the city. His summer has been 
quiet because of the hot weather in the 
Central Valley, and an injury to his back that 
occurred when moving furniture into his 
new house. T Katherine and Paul Comins 
'36 celebrated their 55th wedding anniver- 
sary on October 25, 1994. They are full-time 
residents of Boynton Beach, FL. ▼ Allen 
Dodge '37 is now a resident of the Country 
Manor Nursing Home, 180 Low Street, 
Newburyport. He would like to receive mail 




Engaging conversation: (l-r) Harry Churchill '33 
and Steve Sawyer '61 get acquainted during the 
Volunteer Weekend reception at the Mansion House. 

and visits from classmates. ▼ Ben Bush '38 is 
working four days a week, and plays tennis 
regularly. He is one of four members of his 
class who now reside in Florida. T Henry 
Faurot '38 has returned from a trip to New 
Zealand, Fiji and Australia. This was the first 
time he has been in that area since he was sta- 
tioned in Australia during WWII. He plans to 
spend Christmas in Costa Rica and then settle 
down for the winter. T Hank Cleaveland '38 
had a mild stroke last winter. He has recov- 
ered and is working in the field of substance 
abuse. The governor of Maine has appointed 
him to the State Commission on Substance 
Abuse Services. He writes that they have had 
a beautiful autumn, and the forecasts are for a 
hard winter. 



39 



Donald W. Stockwell 

Secretary 

8 Country Hill 

Brattleboro, VT 05301 

(802) 254-5504 



In the fall issue of The Archon, you doubtless 
noted the news of the death of our classmate, 
Roland G. Noble, on July 14, 1994. His wife 
Audrey told me that he had valiantly fought 
cancer for the past two-and-a-half years. We 
join together in extending our deepest sympa- 
thy to his family in the passing of our good 
friend and fellow classmate. ▼ Jack Dunlap 
had a total left knee replacement this past 
year. However, he is recovering nicely, and 
this event didn't seem to slow him down as 
he took over the organ assignment at his 
church and ran his area annual art show. Next 
year is their 50th, show and he's been around 
since the first one. Quite a record, we'd say. A 
multitude of guests filled his house during 
the summer, although he did find time to 
attend a family wedding in the state of 
Washington and to take an old fashioned 



train ride through the mountains of New 
Hampshire. Already, Jack is planning a trip 
to Belize in early 1995. T Tom Tenney, 
whom I can always count on to respond to 
my request for news, indicates all seems 
well, with "nothing cooking." Apparently, 
the whole Tenney clan, numbering 70, 
headed to Connecticut for Thanksgiving. I 
wonder if any of the tribe was left out! T 
That dashing bon vivant of Bryn Mawr, PA, 
John Klotz tells us he had a quiet summer, 
but it sounds as though he's got his second 
wind. He visited Prouts Neck, ME, in 
September, hoping to entice Hank Payson 
into the fast lane, but fortunately he escaped 
by going to Scotland for a few rounds of 
golf. John has been practicing his serve and 
headed to Hawaii in November with the 
Stanford tennis team. We can't wait to find 
out if he gave up wine as mentioned in the 
last issue of The Archon. His classmates will 
remember his ultimate goal was to become 
sexier. T It's great to hear from Dave 
Faulkner again. He keeps busy in his wood- 
working shop and is still riding his quarter 
horse in the mountains around Tuscon, AZ. 
This holiday season he plans to spend some 
time with his eldest daughter and grandchil- 
dren in Seattle. He says he enjoys reading 
The Archon, which we suspect is greatly 
appreciated particularly by those of us who 
are now in the "Old Guard" category. T As 
for me, it has been a good year. Activity both 
mental and physical seems to keep the body 
under control. Bank director, property man- 
ager, participating in Cairo Temple Shrine 
Oriental Band parades, working Shrine 
bingo Monday nights, a son getting married 
in September, and a 19-day trip to Turkey 
along with household chores helped fill up 
the calendar. Another highlight of the year 
was attending our 55th Reunion at GDA 
with Phil Simpson and Tom Parker. Boy, 




Let's talk: (l-r) Julian Hess '36 and Betty Magrane 
P'65 '67 enjoy a good conversation during the 
reception in September. 



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Enjoying the day: (l-r) Trustees President Dodge Morgan '50 P'92, Headmaster Peter Bragdon and Sanford 
Young '40 pose for a picture during the reception in the Big Apple. 



were we treated royally! How about joining 
me for our 56th in June? It's kind of tough to 
make an interesting column for The Archon 
when only four classmates reply to my plea 
for news of your doings. Please note we are 
the oldest class reporting with members 
exclusively from a single graduating class! 
Do you 39ers want to give up that prime 
spot? Think about it. 



'40 



Lawrence N. Van Doren 

Secretary 

30 Glenside Road 

South Orange, NJ 07079 

(201) 762-9158 



Ham Bates: "By the time you receive this, 
Irene and I will be starting a cruise from Los 
Angeles, CA, to Ft. Lauderdale, FL, through 
the Canal (15 days). Since marrying in June 
'92, we've gone on an Alaskan Cruise and 
taken a theater tour to Amsterdam and 
London. Now this. Keeping busy here in 
Naples. Irene's on golf and social committies, 
and I'm planning a Dartmouth '44 mini- 
reunion in Naples this February. Ted Munro 
is my only classmate from GDA and 
Dartmouth." ▼ Bob Goodspeed: "Our 
leather business continues to grow. Major 
sales are in the USA and Canada. Joanne and 
I just attended the biggest USA leather gar- 
ment show in NYC. We spent two active 
days in our booth sampling and booking 
business for 1995. Scott, our third son, was 
just made president and C.E.O. of a new 



pediatrics hospital in Hartford, CT." ▼ Al 
Hutchinson: "Still living in the beautiful state 
of Maine. This has been a beautiful fall, with 
its colorful maple trees that have held their 
color all during October. My wife and I spent 
a week in September at an Elderhostel in 
Bridgetown, Nova Scotia. It was quite an 
experience learning about the history of 
Annapolis Valley, where many of the loyal- 
ists went during the Revolution. You learn a 
different aspect of the War from them. Spent 
a long weekend in Lawrenceville, NJ, where 
our granddaughter had a part in the play The 
Crucible. Other than that, we have been home 
in North Waterboro." ▼ Bobby Little: 
"Hello to all GDA alumni, friends, students, 
academics and staff. Much has changed, yet 
still the same. We are very busy. Though 
retired from the Ferry Morse subsidiary of 
Leina Grain Seed Co. (one of the world's 
largest seed companies), we are now con- 
tracting with a new seed company. Our task 
is to evaluate new varieties of tomatoes for 
the California processing tomato industry. 
Thus, we travel up and down California 
throughout the season; from planting/sow- 
ing, observation while growing, then harvest 
and evaluation. We recently returned from 
our delayed D-Day visitation: Paris, Caen, 
etc. This trip was much more enjoyable." T 
Jim Quirk: "As I am in an assisted living 
apartment with 24-hour nursing care, my 
news is about as exciting as watching paint 
dry. Do get out and about to some extent and 
enjoy the family visits of my eight children, 
spouses and 17 grandchildren, including two 



Korean, one Peruvian, one Guatemalan, one 
one-eighth Cherokee and one one-quarter 
Afro- American. The United Nations no 
less. T George Stobie: "Summer in 
Pemaquid, ME. Winters on Kiawah Island, 
SC, golfing daily. Not a day goes by I don't 
thank the Lord for those years at Governor 
Dummer." T Bill Torrey: "No particular 
news to report. We're looking forward to the 
holidays, gathering of family, etc." T Larry 
Van Doren: "I am currently in the hospital, 
where I had a coronary bypass operation. 
This is about as far as I can carry this job, I'm 
afraid; so '40 volunteers and Byfield 
recruiters will have to come to grips with my 
successor before the spring Archon. Thanks 
to all!" T Dap Will: "Unfortunately, I 
missed the 50th Reunion at Union. There 
were several reasons, the least of which was 
the administration's wisdom to move the cel- 
ebration from graduation weekend to 
Memorial Day. As a consequence, it con- 
flicted with our plans to be in Italy at a villa 
in Umbria in the little town of Citta della 
Pieve. Needless to say, the Italian country- 
side is more exciting than the Schenectady 
area. Your plan for a 55th get-together 
sounds like a great idea. It would also be 
an opportunity for The Whitefly Internation- 
al Institute to offer some stimulating 
courses." T Ben Wright: "There is not that 
much to report. We are preparing to move in 
early January to a nearby townhouse condo- 
minium (98 Common Street, Belmont, MA 
02178; same telephone numbers). I am at 
work on my latest historical project: a history 
of the U.S. Figure Skating Association for its 
75th anniversary in 1996. 1 also returned to 
duty as an officer of The Skating Club of 
Boston after 28 years! So, it is back to the 
'grass roots!' We also acquired a computer — 
IBM compatible — which I am learning to 
use. No faxmodem yet to go 'on line.' 
Probably after we move. That's it for the 
moment." 



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R. Andrew Little 

Secretary 

RD #3, Box 336 

Little Falls, NY 13365 

(315) 823-1662 



We have had a good response for this 
issue. T First there is Jim Monroe with 
seven grandchildren, well scattered, so it's 
difficult to keep in touch. T Howard Hill 
has five grandchildren and a collection of 
antique cars and license plates. ▼ Bob 
Covert has retired to Scottsdale, AZ, with 



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heart trouble. Other than that, health is good, 
enjoying Arizona climate and lifestyle. T 
Dick Wymart spends every August in New 
Hampshire. He plays tennis regularly and 
does drawings for various causes. T My 
old chum Vaughan Pitman has spent time 
traveling in the west. His youngest daughter 
won a 26-mile marathon in Jackson, WY, in 
three hours, 29 minutes. ▼ Lew Harrower 
has been retired for 14 years and swims 
every day. Lew thinks his days at Governor 
Dummer were the best in his life. 



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Seward E. Pomeroy 

Secretary 

29 Berwick Lane 

Worcester, MA 01602 

(508) 752-7469 



Bob Harris has had an interest in the sea and 
in boats that goes back to the 1930s. In the 
years prior to World War II, Bob had spent 
time at Monomy Camps in East Brewster on 
Cape Cod. In the summer before Pearl 
Harbor, he and three other young men cared 
for the boats at the camp. The interest that he 
developed in sailing during this time stayed 
with him and led him back to it when the 
War was over. During those War years, Bob 
received his commission in the Merchant 
Marine and served as a ship's officer at sea 
in the Atlantic. When the world-wide conflict 
ended in 1945, he writes, "I decided that I 
could make far better use of my abilities in 
ship design than in the running of them." He 
then began the expansion of his knowledge 
by doing apprentice work with a wood yacht 
builder on Cape Cod and studying yacht 
design at home in the evening through the 
Westlawn School of Yacht Design. "In an 
effort to gain experience in light structures 
and high-speed craft, I worked for a spell at 
the Grumman Aircraft Corporation on Long 
Island. At the time they were involved in the 
design of a hydrofoil called 'The Dennison.' 
The experience was invaluable in as much as 
I have since worked on several designs 
employing the structural and dynamic per- 
formance qualities of that design." Bob had 
become particularly interested in the multi- 
hull sailing yachts, and his early designs are 
described in two books he wrote, Modern 
Sailing Catamarans and Racing & Cruising 
Trimarans, published by Charles Scribner & 
Sons, New York. In the 1970s, he moved to 
Vancouver, Canada, where several boats of 
his design were being built. Bob's love of 
these craft will keep him busy "as long as I 
can swing a pencil," he writes, "and when 



that gives out then [I'll keep going] on the 
computer." Yacht design has taken Bob liter- 
ally around the world. "I will return soon to 
the United Kingdom, where two of my 
designs are being produced by the North- 
shore Yacht Yards in Itchenor, Chichester, 
and then I'll go to Tangu on mainland China 
where a 108-foot steel schooner of my design 
is under construction." Bob bicycles to work 
in Vancouver on his new Norco Blitz moun- 
tain bike, and traveled east last July to visit 
his kids and their kids in New York. This, as 
you can see, is a busy man! "It made my 
mouth water to read your description of 
Dave Jarvis' restaurant," Bob wrote in his 
letter to me. ▼ I had written to Bob last 
summer of a jaunt Cornie and I had made to 
North Falmouth on Cape Cod, and then to 
nearby Cataumet, where Dave runs his 
restaurant not far from the Bourne Bridge, 
which crosses the southern end of the Cape 
Cod Canal. Dave's place is called "Chart 
Room," and it sits on a small inlet off 
Buzzard's Bay with a gorgeous view of the 
water and the many boats and yachts that fill 
the harbor. The restaurant is located in what 
was originally a covered cargo barge built at 
the end of the 19th century. The roof remains 
the same as it was when it plied the seas, 
with its massive beams and arched ceiling. 
The floor still has its original railroad plank- 
ing. The metal walls and huge beams are 
striking features of the main room, which 
houses an attractive bar, a very fine looking 
grand piano (the centerpiece of nightly 
music) and a lot of comfortable looking 
tables and chairs. An outside porch runs 
along the ocean side of this old barge and 
offers an unsurpassed view of the local 
marine activities. During the Korean War, the 
barge was used as a machine shop to aid in 
the production of personnel and patrol craft 
for both the Army and the Navy. When the 
Cataumet Marina was built next door, the 
barge was converted into a restaurant to pro- 
vide dining facilities for visiting yachtsmen. 
Needless to say, Dave's favorite spot is Cape 
Cod, where he has lived and worked since 
1947. Besides tending to the details of this 
large facility, Dave swims, golfs, plays tennis 
and walks. He joined us at our table on the 
porch for a visit. We talked about his work 
and experiences with his restaurant, not the 
least of which was the unwanted arrival of 
Hurricane Bob in August 1992, which inun- 
dated the entire place with several feet of sea 
water. Characteristic of Dave, he had the 
entire place cleaned out, washed down and 
rejuvenated for meals in a matter of a few 
days. He is open from the spring through the 



busy summer and into fall. It's worth the trip 
to see this fascinating spot, and the food is 
great too. T News from Harry Skinner, who 
writes that he has "just finished raising 
$2,000,000 for Fort Wayne Community Har- 
vest Food Bank and completed a new 50,000- 
square-foot distribution center for northeast 
Indiana. Marilyn and I celebrated by giving 
ourselves a two-week cruise on "The Sea 
Cloud,' leaving from Athens and ending up 
in Istanbul by way of the Greek Islands. A 
beautiful trip, but glad to be home." 



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Benjamin B. Brewster 

Secretary 

88 Warren Avenue 

Plymouth, MA 02360 

(508) 746-1306 



Benjamin Pearson 
Secretary 
7 West Street 
Byfield, MA 01922 
(508) 465-3278 



Ed Tarbell liked seeing classmates at our 
50th. He was sorry to miss Len Plavin and 
would like to have seen more. Ed spent the 
summer racing three days a week. His 
daughter Julie is "a great crew." T Charles 
Ward retired from Scott Paper Co. in 1986 
and is now living with his wife Jane in Vero 
Beach, FL. They travel a lot between Cape 
Cod and Florida, visiting their three sons 
and seven grandchildren. T John Scott and 
his wife spent three weeks in August driving 
to Florida for a sales conference and to St. 
Louis for another conference. They spent two 
weeks in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 
Frankfurt Book Fair. John had dinner with 
George Kingsley in September. T Nat 
Dummer writes, "I have nothing to report 
except that now that I am retired I am very 
busy doing 'something' all the time — no 
spare time. Volunteer work with the Meals- 
On- Wheels senior program and Northeast 
Elder Transport. Nothing spectacular, just 
busy." T It was great to see so many class- 
mates at the 50th Reunion and to renew old 
times," writes Al Wyer. "After a winter of 
skiing with Arthur Rolfe '39, my wife and I 
will be traveling to Rome, Italy, in May for a 
bus and train trip through Italy, Austria, 
Switzerland, France and ending in London 
by way of the Chunnel train from Paris. Our 
summer will be spent in New Hampshire, as 
in past years." For the past 20 years, Sally 
and Sam Waugh have been taking groups of 



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about 20 to great places in the world. If any- 
one would like to join them, the name of the 
company is Pequot Travel, Ltd. out of South- 
port, CT. (See On Campus for more details.) 



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'45 



Richard A. Cousins 

Secretary 

71 Federal Street 

Newburyport, MA 01950 

(508) 462-4542 



We continue to hear from more members of 
our class who are planning to attend our 
50th Reunion. As of mid-November, the list 
includes: Brad Alden, Doug Bean, Dick 
Cousins, Warren Furth, Dave Graham, Stan 
Hamel, Tony Hannan, Ed Hubbard, Keith 
Johnson, Lee Noyes, Bill Page, Don Palais, 
Brad Roberts, Bob Steinert, Al Teel, Ben 
Towne, Irv Williamson, Paul Withington and 
Bots Young. This means that 19 of our active 
class roll of 39 will be on campus next June. 
This promises to be a good Reunion, indeed. 
Please add your name to the list and make it 
even better. Remember the dates June 9, 10 
and 11, 1995. In connection with the 
Reunion, Mike Moonves recently mailed a 
questionnaire to the entire class requesting 
biographical information for inclusion in a 
class notebook. Please reply, if you have not 
as yet, and please feel free to send in a bio- 
graphical sketch, if you would like. T Brad 
Roberts writes, "Living in Reno is great. On 
the campus of the University of Nevada 
almost every day. Vice Chairman of the 
Board of the Foundation and chair several 
committees including Economic Develop- 
ment Resources, which is fun. See you in 
June." ▼ Frank Hinckley writes, "Leaving 
for Florida on October 27, then to Costa Rica 
December 8. Thinking about returning to the 
Cape next summer. Happy New Year." ▼ A 
note from Sy Symonds: "No health problems 
to report this year, thankfully. A very suc- 
cessful back operation on May was timed 
just right to prepare for the coming ski sea- 
son. I received a very nice call last week from 
Dave Graham." ▼ A recent New York 
Times article on Justice Souter included a 
picture of Stan Hamel presiding over a meet- 
ing of the New Hampshire Historical Society, 
of which Souter was a member. Both looked 
very distinguished. T It was a pleasure to 
see Bob Steinert at GDA in October. Bob is 
retired from Hughes Aircraft and lives in 
Long Beach, CA. We had not met since we 
graduated in 1945. It was great fun to swap 
stories. 



George E. Duffy II 
Secretary 

Claybrook Belfast Road 
Camden, ME 04843 
(207) 236-4038 



As I write this bulletin, Thanksgiving is at 
hand with the frenetic holiday season about 
to gather steam. I hope yours has been 
peaceful, happy and healthy, and that 1995 
will be kind to us all. Since my most recent 
communication, I've heard from four class- 
mates, two of whom were my long-suffering 
roommates during our Byfield days. T 
Brewster Hemenway, Mr. Buffalo, reports on 
busy summer activities — the Berkshires, 
Lake Joseph in Ontario and Lake Blackstone 
(my atlas doesn't indicate this body of 
water!). He and Liz visited various grand- 
children in Washington, D.C., Rochester and 
Lexington, MA. Brew, still the State Depart- 
ment loyalist, also gave a lecture recently on 
Haiti, and opposed intervention. He closed 
by saying that he planned to vote "early and 
often." T Ed Maxon had an interesting 
summer. He and Nancy enjoyed ("honest, 
we did") a three-month visit with their son, 
wife and four children, ages three to 11. They 
all lived with the Maxsons until their new 
house was completed. After this, Nancy and 
Ed toured the English countryside, primarily 
Northwest including the Lake District, 
Yorkshire and the Cotswolds. He learned 
more English history than in any course he 
took in college or elsewhere, for that 
matter. T Dr. Bill Silver checks in from 
Coral Gables, Florida, where he is still a busy 
orthodontist, but not too busy to get to 
Seattle last summer to visit with his eldest 
son Jeff, who is producing a film — Katie. He 
and Marcia were extras. "Look for us!" After 
two years, the Silvers have finished putting 
their houses together following Hurricane 
Andrew. More recently they journeyed to 
Boston to care for grandchild number five. In 
October, they were off to Lake Tahoe and in 
November, they traveled to Paris. T Herb 
Levine is still working full-time, married to 
Sandy, skiing, playing tennis and fishing in 
Buzzard's Bay. 



'47 



Samuel C. Gwynne, Jr. 

Secretary 

P.O. Box 2 

East Falmouth, MA 02536 

(508) 548-4775 



LASS NOTES 



on with those younger nuns, anyway? — 
contributes a newsy piece that reflects the 
joys and contentment of retirement: "Like an 
old dog, I have grown fat and hairy. I eat 
most of my waking hours and sleep in front 
of the TV the rest of the time." T Chuck 
Hartel, 1947's answer to Marco Polo, keeps 
on the move. (It sounds like he is trying to 
stay one jump ahead of the sheriff.) The 
Hartels' itinerary for summer '94 reads as 
follows: "After spending July at our cottage 
in Small Point, ME, Jane and I spent August 
traveling from one Canadian coast to the 
other. First we went to Yarmouth, NS, on the 
Scotia Prince. We toured NS, Cape Breton 
and Prince Edward Island before heading 
west to Vancouver, BC, to board the SS 
Rotterdam for the Inside Passage trip up the 
Alaska panhandle. Some extra time visiting 
friends in Vancouver and Victoria before 
heading home to Michigan." ▼ Any class- 
mates with children or grandchildren attend- 
ing the College of Wooster in Ohio? If so, 
they may well be studying mathematics 
under Professor Pamela Pierce, daughter of 
our Bill Pierce. Like her old man, Pamela 
took her B.A. at Amherst. She later earned 
her Ph.D. at Syracuse. Bill continues as secre- 
tary of Amherst's Class of '51 while enjoying 
retirement after a lifelong career as a finan- 
cial analyst. T We have a winner! 
Remember the questions about why Dick 
McCusker, 1947's hockey captain, wore jer- 
sey #17? Dan Hall, a key member of the 
hockey team during his three years at GDA, 



Homer Ambrose, erstwhile resident of the 
nunnery at Adelynrood — What really went 



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got it right: Dick's hero was Bobby Bauer, 
center on the Bruins' "Kraut Line," who 
wore #17... so Dan wins the prize: a discount 
on the fee for our 50th Reunion. T This 
modest contest has apparently stirred some 
interest about who our sports heroes were 
during our GDA years. Some "nominees" 
were: Bullet Bill Osmanski of the Bears; 
Sammy Baugh of the 'Skins; Bantam Ben 
Hogan; Jack Kramer (with the "fastest serve 
in the world," who nowadays would be 
somewhere in the middle of the pack of col- 
lege players); Frankie "Mr. Zero" Brimsek; 
Joe D.; Thumpkin' Theodore; Bob Cousy? 
Let's compile a list. Please send in the name 
of your sports hero in the mid-40s. We 
already know McCusker's choice. Mine was 
Dave "Boo" Ferriss of the Red Sox, with 
whom I established a friendship that contin- 
ues to this day. He and his wife spent a week 
on the Cape with us just two years ago. Still 
just as nice as he was in 1946 when he 
treated Fritz Freeman '48 and me to World 
Series tickets. ▼ Here's an update on 
Charlie McLaughlin that serves to affirm that 
GDA's faculty knew what it was doing when 
it awarded him the school's highest honor, 
the Morse Flag, in 1947. Eschewing what 
several of his classmates found to be an irre- 
sistible attraction to that school in Cam- 
bridge, Charlie is 1947's sole Yalie. He 
contracted polio in the mid-50s, just before 
the discovery of the Salk vaccine, and he has 
been confined to a wheelchair ever since. He 
is now retired from 30 years of teaching his- 
tory at the American University in 
Washington, D.C., and is writing a biography 
of Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903). 
Olmsted was the author of Cotton Kingdom 
(1861) and was the planner of New York 
City's Central Park and over 20 other major 
urban park systems. Classmates will remem- 
ber Charlie's versatility on the piano and his 
dual role as singer and occasional accompa- 
nist for the GDA Glee Club. His interest in 
music continues as he still sings with The 
Washington Cathedral Choral Society, which 
recently performed Beethoven's Missa 
Soemnis. It was great to see Charlie at our 
40th Reunion, and we look forward to seeing 
him at our 50th which is — yikes! — only 28 
months away from when you will be reading 
this piece. (Better start making your travel 
plans to be there!) T Your secretary and his 
bride of 42 years are about to live out a once- 
in-a-lifetime opportunity (and there go the 
thoughts of remodeling the kitchen in 1995). 
In February, we will make a three-week 
Anglican Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. As is 
true of most of the substantial elements of 



Christian faith and practice, this pilgrimage 
is a spiritual journey built upon Jewish tradi- 
tion, the Jewish tradition in this case being to 
make aliyah, that is, "to go up to Jerusalem." 
We are thrilled and we are humbled at the 
prospect of climbing Mount Hermon, of see- 
ing the walls of Jericho, of wading in the 
Jordan and in the Dead Sea, of traversing the 
Judean Wilderness, of walking where Jesus 
walked. Surely one of the most exciting 
moments will be climbing Mount Calvary, 
the holiest place of God's intersection with 
human history. We can't wait! And lastly, a 
reminder — no, make that a plea — to return 
the time-capsule questionnaire. 



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Class Secretary Needed 



Archer B. desCognets 

Secretary 

P.O. Box 13 

Lincoln Center, MA 01773 

(617) 259-8669 



The Class of '49 always was the best and 
clearly continues to be. I wrote to about 50 
alumni from our class and, from that 
gigunda effort, there were 20 responses. The 
idea of the 50th Reunion in 1999 seemed to 
gain wide acceptance. There is plenty of time 
to work on that and to get responses from 
the rest of the classmates. The letters that I 
received from everyone and the phone calls 
in a few cases were wonderfully interesting, 
fun and, in many cases, quite complete. 
Some are retired, some are still at it hammer 
and tong. I will try summarize in each case 
the letter or conversation that I have had. ▼ 
The first letter received was, as it should be, 
from my freshman year roommate, Rob 
Deering who, following a career in New York 
City in the apparel field, has retired to an 
ocean front home in Capistrano Beach in 
California. Rob has two daughters and a 
grandson named Robinson. (It's only 
fitting.) T Bud Frame resides in Rochester, 
NY, as always, and has his own business 
there called Forbes, an American Company 
that is a manufacturer of vinyl office prod- 
ucts. I have seen Bud and his wife Peggy a 
number of times since we graduated, 
although it has now been too long and we 
are going to have to do something about 
that. T You are all aware that we have a 



retired admiral in our midst — Tom Emery. 
Tom is now Vice President of Operations for 
Genetech Foundation in Charlottesville, VA. 
Mostly what Tom needs to do is work on his 
golf game, about which Manson Hall and I 
can testify, having played a round with Tom 
two or three years ago. ▼ Manson Hall has 
retired as principal of the Watertown, MA, 
high school and is now involved in City 
Year, an organization (and I hope I get this 
right, Manson) that provides an enriching 
educational experience for inner-city youth. I 
see Manson and his wife Allison reasonably 
often, and Manson looks like he could still 
play hockey for GDA. T Bill fudson is in 
New York City and has his own real estate 
firm there — Judson Realty, Inc. I haven't 
seen Bill in a while, but at last count I think 
there were five sons of whom maybe one or 
two went to the Academy. Bill is also 
President and Founder of the Judson Art 
Warehouse in Long Island City, the nation's 
largest commercial warehouse devoted to the 
preservation of art and antiques. That's not 
as I remember him on Pierce I, but there you 
are. ▼ Had a wonderful letter from Al 
Hollis, who is the pastor of the Union 
Congregational Church in West Palm Beach, 
FL. Al has been very involved for the last 
several years in moving his church from the 
flight path of the West Palm Beach Airport to 
a nicer location. For those of you that may 
have flown in or out of that airport in recent 
years, you know how busy it is, and the 
move did not come any too soon. Al is also 
involved as co-host for a religious discussion 
show, which, as of next month, will have 
been running for ten years and is shown in 
his area on the local CBS station. T Duer 
Thompson is retired in Concord, NH, and is 
involved in a number of fun genealogical 
hobbies. ▼ Had a nice telephone conversa- 
tion with Jake Brown, who divides his time 
between Orleans on Cape Cod and John's 
Island in Florida. Hope to see Jake next sum- 
mer, as we are in the process of buying a 
house in Chatham, which is a neighboring 
town to Orleans. T Bill Chamberlain is in 
the fund-raising and development business 
for not-for-profit institutions. At the present 
time, he is Director of Development for the 
Lake of the Ozarks Hospital Foundation in 
Missouri. The climate is lovely, the golf is 
good and, in due course, Bill expects to retire 
there. Bill said that he saw Ken Bruce at Bill's 
youngest son's wedding. T In fact, I saw 
Ken myself about a year ago at his home in 
Naples, FL. Between Florida and a home on 
Block Island, Ken is enjoying life. ▼ Had a 
nice note from Rick Tyler, who has lived in 



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Salt Lake City for a long time, and with 
whom I visited there when on business five 
or six years ago. Rick and his wife Ann have 
four sons, three of whom are married, and 
there are two grandchildren. ▼ Pete Statler 
and his wife Brenda are living in God's 
country — Kauai, HI. They live in Poipu, 
which has one of the loveliest beaches out 
there. There are three grown children, ages 
36, 37 and 38 — 'ataboy, Pete! ▼ You may 
recall in my letter that I had looked at the 
pictures in the Milestone, and it was clear that 
I had not changed in appearance at all, but 
was not sure about the rest of you. Mansfield 
Smith took the occasion to take exception to 
my comment and sent me a picture of him- 
self to prove that he, too, had not changed at 
all — well, almost not at all. Mans is a doctor 
in San Jose, CA, in the practice of otolaryn- 
gology (head and neck surgery). He expects 
to be lecturing at Harvard as I write this and 
says he will call. I hope he does. ▼ Irv 
Grossman has either a six or an eight handi- 
cap in golf — his writing is as illegible as 
ever — but either way, I want him for my 
partner. He is living in Solana Beach, CA, 
and is involved in sponsoring a golf tourna- 
ment in Florida and a tennis tournament in 
Vermont, as well as continuing a collegiate 
sports award program he started some 18 
years ago. He told me that he could clean 
Tom Emery's clock on the golf course. T Ed 
Veasey, Gordy Price and Mansfield Smith 
were the only attendees at our 45th Reunion 
this past June. Ed kindly offered to help in 
organizing the 50th, as for that matter did 
Gordy in a separate letter. Ed, on graduation 
from Syracuse, was in the banking business 
in Haverhill for 24 years, and during that 
period became involved in the Cedardale 
Athletic Club, which is his primary business 
now. He and his wife Zoe have five children, 
and if I can read the note correctly, seven 
grandchildren. You are one up on me in the 
grandchildren department, Ed! We have 
six. T Phil Hopkins retired from the 
Raytheon Company last February, where he 
was a security education specialist. Prior to 
that, Phil was a guidance director at the 
Bishop Fenwick High School in Peabody and 
at Ipswich High School. Spending a few 
years in Japan, he became fluent in Japanese, 
and anybody that can do that has my great- 
est respect. T Rod Jennings called me from 
his yacht in Miami to inform me that all was 
well and that he would be delighted to see 
any of the classmates who would like to take 
a cruise. His telephone number there is (305) 
532-6259. Happy sailing! T hen Johnson 
retired from federal service recently as head 



of the Geophysics Division at the Office of 
Naval Research. His new career, however, is 
with Texas A&M, which has a geochemical 
and environmental research group. Len notes 
that he is particularly interested in the arctic, 
and, while never having been there, I find 
myself fascinated with it as well. Perhaps we 
can discuss this at the 50th. T Bobby 
Godfrey has retired after 27 years with the 
Monsanto Company, but he and his wife Jo, 
also retired from teaching, have opened a 
bed and breakfast in Thompson, CT, known 
as the Samuel Watson House. Had occasion 
to speak to Bob recently at his house in 
Biddeford, ME, where some of you may 
recall there were one or two parties follow- 
ing Commencement in June, 1949. As I recall, 
a good time was had by all. T The most 
positive response with respect to our 50th 
came from Gordy Price, as he offered to host 
a breakfast on Sunday morning at his farm 
on Reunion Weekend. Gordy has four chil- 
dren and seven grandchildren and resides as 
always at Ingaldsby Farm in Boxford. ▼ 
John Canepa is Chairman and C.E.O of the 
Old Kent Financial Corporation, a bank 
holding company, in Grand Rapids, MI. As 
befitting his position, John is involved with 
jillions of community, educational and busi- 
ness activities in that area. He and his wife 
Marie have four children and 11 grandchil- 
dren, the oldest of whom is at Andover 
Academy. T Had a nice letter from Tom 
Sayles, who only recently retired as C.E.O. of 
the Summit Bank in Chatham, NJ, although 
he remains on as non-executive chairman. 
Based on comments in his letter, it sounds 
like Lippy Emery could use him as a golf 
partner — he just returned from ten days of 
golf in Ireland. Presumably, Tom's game has 
improved since the days when we played 
with Tom Otis on the Olde Newbury course. 
Having had the high-level position that Tom 
did with one of the largest banks in New 
Jersey, he is involved with many important 
community, state-wide and national activi- 
ties. ▼ I hope I haven't left anyone out. It 
was wonderful hearing from those who 
wrote and called and I look forward to hear- 
ing from all those others in due course. 



50 



Alan F. Flynn, Jr. 

Secretary 

1 Katherine Road 

Rehoboth, MA 02769 

(508) 252-6482 



sequence as the arrival of the cards. Often 
one of your cards has arrived a day or two 
after my mailing deadline. In that case you 
have become the lead item in the next report. 
Such was true with the first two classmates 
in this account, both of whom are respond- 
ing for the first time since February, 1992 or 
earlier. T Pete Smith is "looking forward to 
our '50 gathering next year and will be there 
for sure." Pete is still working at the E.P.A. in 
Philadelphia. His only two grandchildren 
live nearby, allowing a good deal of "qual- 
ity" time together. Pete was anticipating 
some sailing time on the Chesapeake this 
fall. T From Clif George came the message, 
"I'll be there next year." Clif is owner and 
operator of Penobscot Lake Lodge on the 
Canadian border in northwest Maine, where 
he does all the cooking. Clif indicated that he 
has been in the business for 14 years, 10 of 
those years at Tea Pond Camps, 15 miles 
north of Sugarloaf Mountain. From 1971- 
1981, he was one-third owner and founder of 
Cedardale Indoor Tennis and Racquetball 
Club. In 1976, Clif spent 97 days canoeing 
the Maine coast alone in a 17-foot Gruman 
canoe. T While on vacation in September, 
Tim Greene made two stops with classmates 
on Cape Cod. He found Don Bishop in great 
shape. He still runs a lot. He and Polly rent 
out rooms in their Eastham house as a "B 
and B." They also have two other rental loca- 
tions, if anyone is planning a visit to the 
Cape. Their serious business ventures — 
Don real estate, Polly pottery — are doing 



Being chronologically oriented, my Class 
Notes have been reported in the same 



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Getting acquainted: (1-r) John Ives '50 and 
Edward Elkin '56 chat at the New York City 
reception in September. 

well. They sail to Maine periodically to check 
on their coastal property and are considering 
development there. Don hopes to join us for 
our 45th. T Next stop for Tim was with 
Dick McCoy, whose dad had just passed 
away at the age of 91. He keeps busy with 
golf, painting his house and lobstering. He 
has four traps, which yield about 180 lob- 
sters per year. The trick is to keep out crabs, 
which steal the bait. Dick is playing in an 
"over 58" baseball league and claims to be 
batting .500. Dick wants to organize a golf 
tournament for our 45th Reunion, so inter- 
ested classmates should bring clubs. T Tim 
also sends word from Art Sager that all 
singers from the class of '50 are to sign up for 
the GDA Alumni Glee Club concert to be 
held during the Reunion. Tim says, "Bring 
voices." T David Yesair has informed us of 
the passing of Phil Long's wife. Most sincere 
condolences from all, Phil. We hope to 
express our feelings in person in June. ▼ At 
the National Conference of Appraisers held 
in Chicago in July, Pete Gavian spoke about 
valuing employee stock options. Daughter 
Sarah received a Ph.D. in agricultural eco- 
nomics from Stanford in 1993. Now she is on 
a Rockefeller Institute grant to Addis Adaba, 
Ethiopia. Daughter Deborah and husband 
Nigel Costolloe have returned from San 
Francisco to Brookline, MA. Last daughter (I 
think) Margaret just graduated from 
Skidmore in September. T You learned 
something of Dave Esty's escapades from 
my recent letter. We are delighted to have 
Dave on our GDA '50 team. At Amherst's 
class of '54 reunion last June he was re- 
elected president. Dave is very proud of the 
fact that "we own all post-World War II 
records on alumni fund giving (93.5%) and 
reunion attendance, not only at Amherst, but 
also among all the colleges and universities 
in the nation." He organized a special memo- 



rial tribute for recently deceased Reg Towner, 
which was attended by Reg's widow. "We 
missed Arnie Zins," said Dave. We are 
counting on you for Byfield in June, 
Arnie. T Bob Cushman certainly gets 
around. "Very busy enjoying retirement by 
traveling — just back from a safari in Kenya 
— and looking forward to eight weeks at 
Sebasco Lodge on Casco Bay, ME. Looking 
forward to our 45th." ▼ After several 
exchanges, I think Bob Comey is convinced 
that his information has been received and at 
last published. Timing is everything. It must 
have been a bitter blow for Bob to have the 
Cleveland Indians challenging, after all these 
years, only to have the season end in August. 
He hopes to be with us in June. ▼ Kathy 
and Pete Steinwedell have been grandpar- 
enting in Dallas and Chicago. They now 
have three-and-a-half grandchildren. The 
next was due at Christmas time. Pete enjoys 
retirement — fishing, model railroading, vol- 
unteer work and travel. "We are planning to 
return to our 45th Reunion, which Class vol- 
unteers have under excellent, creative, imagi- 
native control. I look forward to seeing all of 
you. Most people are so surprised at how 
much fun reunions are." Well said, Pete. T 
From Dick Patton comes further word on 
the GDA delegation at the Amherst 40th 
reunion. He, Esty, Bishop and Tulloch are 
planning a ski trip to Mammoth Lakes, CA, 
this winter. I hope we don't lose anybody. 
"I'm 13/16 retired and plan to take down the 
shingle in 1995. Lynda and I did a seven-day 
hiking and camping trip in the Sierras last 
August. No phones, fax or fedex — or news- 
papers, either. Wonderful being out of 
touch." T Just under the wire came another 
card from Clif George. He filled in the gap 
from 1954 to 1971. It was "17 years in life 
insurance." He also added "six years as a 
lobster fisherman," which I recall from the 
great event organized in Plymouth by 
Souther Barnes and Rick Greenwood in the 
late 1970s. Clif has three daughters and six 
grandchildren. His best remark was the last. 
"Details on request at Reunion." T Thanks 
for all the news. Please announce your inten- 
tions to be at Reunion early and contact 
classmates to swell the ranks. 



51 



Ted H. Barrows III 

Secretary 

136 Hope Street 

Bristol, RI 02809 

(401) 254-1909 



Howard C. Reith, Jr. 

Secretary 

7 Appaloosa Lane 

S. Hamilton, MA 01982 

(508) 468-0203 

Class of 1951, since this is my first effort as 
Class scribe, I will start with a brief personal 
update. After completing a major rehab pro- 
ject on a house, built in 1873 in Bristol, RI, 
Jackie and I were married in Bermuda on 
May 28th in the oldest Anglican church in 
the western hemisphere. We had a reception 
at our house on July 2nd, a fun way to add 
to the festivities that accompany the oldest 
and largest 4th of July parade in the country. 
The parade goes by in front of the house, 




GDA alums: (1-r) Trustees President Dodge 
Morgan '50 P'92, Sanford Young '40 and John Ives 
'50 chat at the New York Reception. 

and the fireworks are in the harbor out front; 
anyone in the area is welcome to join us. 
Gena and Bill Atwell visited us last week 
and, naturally, were given the $10 tour of our 
wonderful town, which was a thriving sea- 
port before Texas was part of the Union (we 
have to be proud, since our whole state 
could be put on a Texas ranch). ▼ Webster 
Wilde writes that he "retired a couple of 
years ago, and after the storms of last winter, 
is considering relocating, at least part-time, 
to the Wilmington, NC, area." He would 
like to hear from anyone familiar with that 
area (89 Cedar Cove Lane, Swansea, MA 
02777). T Had a nice phone reunion with 
Ken Bistany, who is living in beautiful 
Songboat Key, FL. He would love to hear 
from anyone who will be in that area and 
has his 42' Chris Craft awaiting their plea- 
sure. ▼ George Kirkham writes that he 
recently talked with Dave Powers '52, who is 
planning to retire at the end of the year and 
become — you guessed it — a consultant. ▼ 
In addition to finally keeping his promise to 
visit us in Bristol, Bill Atwell wrote that he 
has two new grandchildren — "Both look 
like me!" What a shame that would be. He 



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also noted that in spite of his advancing age, 
he is still very active in the real estate busi- 
ness, which, in San Antonio, is very good. ▼ 
Nate Fuller is also in the real estate arena in 
North Kingstown, RI. He and his wife Joyce 
moved back to Rhode Island about eight 
years ago. Nate is currently involved in a 
project to "save a three-bedroom house by 
moving it." The Fullers live in Wickford, a 
delightful town much like Bristol on the 
other side of Narragansett Bay. Hopefully, a 
reunion will be forthcoming. T I talked 
with Dave Bullock, who announced that, 
after becoming divorced last April, he was 
"starting over." I probably should have dis- 
cussed what that meant in greater depth. 
However, Dave's career remains as stable as 
ever. He has been with the same company, 
United Investment Counsel, where he is 
Senior Vice President, for 37 years. His two 
children, who graduated from Drew Univer- 
sity and Ithaca College, are unmarried and 
living out of state. Give Dave a call for the 
best financial information. ▼ Ed Stockivell 
sends word that his 31-year-old daughter 
"has heard memorable ticking of her biologi- 
cal clock" and will be getting married in July. 
"Later, maybe a grandchild? It's about 
time...." ▼ Dan Musser and his wife Amelia 
hosted a reunion for some '55 Alpha Delta 
Phis at his hotel, The Grand Hotel on 
Mackinac Island, MI. T Fred Franzius 
reports that he had a great summer cruising 
in Maine, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard and 
Prudence Island. He also reports, "The 
Mohegans expect to have a casino in two 
years or so." (Important for all to know.) 



52 



Class Secretary Needed 



John Burns is a national sales manager with 
Shell Chemical, where he just completed 38 
years of service. 



53 



William C. Pinkham 

Secretary 

P.O. Box 369 

Glen Moore, PA 19343 

(215) 942-3273 



Not many responses, but lots of news. Our 
Class is on the move. T Joe Hill writes that 
his office has moved to the suburbs after 36 



years of working or studying in urban 
Philadelphia. His new office is in 
Conshohocken, PA, (Wonderful names they 
have down there. They're not sure if that 
name came from the Indians or a colonist 
with a serious speech impediment.) in the 
Two Tower Bridge Building. He's still with 
Wheat First Butcher Singer. That's close 
enough to my office for us not to be 
strangers. His new office number is (610) 
832-7613. Like many of us, Joe's family is 
going global. One son has settled in Hong 
Kong. One is at the Rochester School of 
Finance, and his daughter is a senior at the 
University of Richmond. His closing com- 
ment was, "Almost free to live." I'm not sure 
if he was referring to his daughter or his wife 
and himself. Probably both. T Another 
member of our Class has made an even big- 
ger move. Our Class nomad, Mark Lowell, 
has found an oasis in Arizona and relocated 
in Tonopah, which you will find one-and- 
three-eighths inches from Phoenix in your 
Rand McNally Road Atlas (40 miles). From 
the map, it looks like an interesting area, 
with the Big Horn and Gila Bend Mountains 
north and south. He looks out at the Palos 
Verde Generating Plant (three reactors) two 
miles away. Says plant is a great view out the 
back windows all lit up at night. Mark writes 
that after selling the business portion of the 
boatyard in September, 1993, he and Marita 
bought a motor home and spent six months 
touring Maine, New Hampshire and 
Vermont up to Montreal, across Canada to 
see Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, through 
Wisconsin, Montana, on through the 
Badlands to Yellowstone, then on to Seattle 
(I'm sure there were interim pit stops) and 
down the coast to San Francisco (Mark and 
Marita also had a nice visit with Art Fuller 
and his family in Auburn, CA), then on to 
the Los Angeles area, where they visited 
with their son. Then on to Las Vegas, where 
they put a new engine in their RV ("Paid for 
by GM, thank goodness"). Ended up in 
Arizona, where they spent three months in a 
campground west of Phoenix. Liked it so 
much they went house-hunting and bought 
one. In March, they headed back to Maine 
(how did Mark foresee the winter of '94?), 
spent most of the summer at the boatyard 
(still owned the property), headed back to 
Phoenix in August after final closing on the 
boatyard property and finalized the deal in 
Tonopah. (This must mean we're really in for 
a bad winter in the Northeast.) He's been 
busy since then fixing up the 20-year-old 
house and setting up a shop in the garage. 
Mark's new address is 36515 Salome Way, 




In the Big Apple: (1-r) Tom Sayles '49, Isa Rex and 
Bob Rex '53 enjoy the reception in Neiv York City. 

Tonopah, AZ 85354 for those of you who 
want to drop him a line. If you're on 110 
between Phoenix and LA, give him a call at 
(602) 393-0107 and stop by. (February sounds 
like a good time for us to have a Class 
Reunion at Mark's.) 



54 

'55 



Amb. Michael B. Smith 

Secretary 

1315 Merrie Ridge Road 

McLean, VA 22101 

(703) 522-4582 



George O. Gardner III 

Secretary 

53 Woodbury Lane 

Acton, MA 01720 

(508) 263-3052 



For those of you who read the Annual 
Report, and because of a typo, think I may 
be deceased, fear not; I'm alive, well and 
happy and ready for all kinds of new adven- 
tures. Any suggestions? T Allan Keith 
reports that after living in the N.Y.C. area for 
almost 30 years, he is moving back to Boston 
to take a position with the insurance asset 
management division of Scudder, Stevens 
and Clark. His eldest daughter Lucy is 
studying for an advanced degree in marine 
biology, his middle daughter Lesley is work- 
ing at a newspaper in Vail, CO, (hope the 
skiing is good this year) and his youngest 
daughter Carol (GDA '93) is studying at 
Denison University. T Tony Marquis writes, 
"I have just joined KeyCorp Leasing, Ltd. to 
support affiliate bank in arranging equip- 
ment secured loans and leases to commercial 
accounts in Northwest. I'm in my 26th year 
as an Oregonian! My son has moved here 
from Maui in the past year with his wife and 
child (granddaughter Sienna), and my 
daughter just announced a move to Seattle 



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from Washington, DC. Life is very enjoyable. 
Hope to make the Reunion some way!" 



56 



James Dean HI 

Secretary 

13 Circuit Road 

South Berwick, ME 03908 

(207) 384-9184 



Bob Conklin mentions that he is busy in his 
business of publishing books on gardening, 
horticulture and classical music. He is happy 
to have his older daughter Christine han- 
dling the international marketing for the 
company with her Middlebury language 
background. His younger daughter Anna, a 
graduate of Stanford, helped build a school 
last summer in Botswana and is presently 
studying art in Italy. Bob and his wife Janet 
are busy remodeling a new, old house. ▼ 
Rey Moulton had a wonderful summer on 
the water between days in Marblehead and 
weekends on Sebago Lake, ME. He took time 
to go white water rafting in Idaho and in 
September he took up learning golf in 
Bermuda. T Joe MacLeod wants to remind 
all members of the Class that in just two 
years we will be having our 40th Reunion. 
That should be time enough for us oldsters 
to get our energy up. T Joel Nichols and 
his wife are sad to inform friends and class- 
mates that on the 24th of August they 
lost their son Lars to complications of dia- 
betes. T Jim Dean would like to mention 
that his wife has begun her second successful 
year of directing seacoast youth choruses in 
Portsmouth, NH. Son Bart received his 
M.S.W. degree from Denver University and 
is now working for Denver Social Services. 
Daughter Penny is in her third year of 
Chiropractic College in Atlanta, GA. 



'57 
58 



Lyman A. Cousens HI 

Secretary 

4 Goodhue Road 

Boscawen, NH 03303 

(603) 796-6446 

Ralph E. Ardiff, Jr. 

Secretary 

238 Conant Street 

Danvers, MA 01923 

(508) 774-3336 



up in Gloucester and has been living in Key 
West, FL, with his mother for the past four 
years. They rent apartments and he does 
some carpentry work. He practices Taoism 
and Bi-Polar Field Energetics. Dick never 
married and is enjoying a happy life. T 
Max Brace reports that he is still doing sales 
work at Arlo Steel Corp. He and Fran have 
two children: Max IV, who graduated Phi 
Beta Kappa from Hamilton College last May, 
and Greg, who is attending College of 
DuPage. Max is living in the Chicago area 
and enjoys singing and playing the guitar on 
a music team at church. T Ken Weene has 
taken up a literary career and has three nov- 
els looking for publication. His wife Roz is 
much further along than Ken in her artistic 
career. Her work is being shown in several 
galleries on the East Coast, and, more impor- 
tantly, her work is selling, which I assume 
helps pay the bills while Ken looks for the 
breakthrough in his work. T Ann and 
Chick Carroll are now in the midst of their 
six-month trip to India and Nepal. They are 
traveling with a backpack and no firm plans. 
He says it's "the year off after college" that 
so many young people do today, only his is 
just 30 years or so late. ▼ I spent some time 
with Fred Sayles this past summer. Fred con- 
tinues to do really impressive and sophisti- 
cated (I forget what it was) research at the 
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, and he 
gets to travel in some pretty exotic places. 
Fred still moves around the basketball court 
with some agility, although he no longer 
stuffs the ball and his shots don't go through 
the net quite as frequently as they once did. I 
guess that can be said for most of our athletic 
endeavors these days. 



59 



Mirick Friend 

Secretary 

50 Dorset Road 

Newton, MA 02168 

(617) 965-0552 



I received a response from Charles Richard 
"Dick" Clark, whose name has not appeared 
in this column during my tenure. Dick grew 



I missed reporting to you in the fall issue 
about the great turnout we had for our 35th 
Reunion! T Susan and Boh Pouch were in 
from New York, where he is still involved in 
the maritime industry. T John Catlett flew 
in from Europe, where he is still in the radio 
consulting business. T Linda and Fred 
Huntress also came by for the day. Fred is 
really looking forward to retirement, when 
he can fish and golf all day in the lakes of 
New Hampshire. T Geoff Lewis was in 
from D.C., where he continues with the U.S. 



Environmental Protection Agency. ▼ Alan 
Tucker came by as well, now a proud grand- 
father. T What would Reunion be without 
an appearance by the retired Brian Marsh? 
He always gets the "traveled farthest" 
award. T Linda and Ferg Jansen came for 
the morning and lunch. Not only do they 
still own and run the Hop Brook restaurant 
(that pays the bills), they are also planning 
their retirement with Interior Design, nutri- 
tional products from the Nu-Skin people. 
Ferg's oldest daughter Sara is at Cornell grad 
school, while Emily and Caroline are still in 
elementary school. ▼ Finally, we had a visit 
from Steve Volpone whom we have not seen 
since graduation. Currently he is living in 
Hampton Falls, NH. After graduation from 
Yale, he became an electrical engineer and 
spent six years on the West Coast, employed 
in the industry, where he was primarily 
involved in "electronic counter-measures," 
i.e. jamming. That is all he could say about 
that. In 1972, he returned to the east coast 
and took over the family's Ford dealership in 
Newburyport. Recently, he built a new facil- 
ity in Salisbury and has seen sales double 
since then. He brought his senior yearbook 
with him, and we all spent time going 
through it and reminiscing about every one 
in it. We all had a great time together that 
day enjoying the company of friends we 
hardly ever see, but never forget. T Randy 
Light writes that he had the opportunity to 
attend the 1994 Commencement, and said, 
"It was an outstanding event for which GDA 
should be proud. He could not return for the 
Reunion the next week, but hopes to come 
back next year. T We should all be proud of 
the job that Topper Terhune is doing as our 
Class Agent. At our Reunion, I represented 
the Class in receiving the Reunion Class 
Prize, which is awarded to the Reunion class 
with the highest participation — 59.18%! 
Excellent job, folks. 



'60 



John C. Elwell 

Secretary 

266 High Street 

Newburyport, MA 01950 

(508) 462-8749 



My '60 classmates came through with some 
fascinating and interesting information this 
time. It's always exciting to hear from all of 
you. ▼ Walcott Hamilton writes from 
Atlanta that he is the LAN manager for the 
Prudential Bank and Trust, where they have 
over 800 models on Ethernet with Novell 



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and servers, as well as gateways to four 
mainframes offsite. (Sounds like computer 
talk to me!) Walcott reports that they use the 
Macintosh as the main client platform. (My 
little Macintosh Classic, on which I am writ- 
ing these notes, thanks you, Walcott, for 
employing its relatives.) ▼ Carl Yonngman 
reports that he and his family spent the sum- 
mer touring the Canadian Rockies. He par- 
ticularly liked the area north of Jasper. They 
ended up in Vancouver, where they saw 
Eddie Kaiser '61. Carl's son is attending 
Noble and Greenough, where he is co-cap- 
tain of the JV soccer team. Carl met Buster 
Navins '31 and Rusty Navins '63 at a Noble 
and Greenough-versus-Roxbury Latin game, 
and fellow '60 classmate Jim Deveny, who 
was coaching his undefeated BB&N 
team. ▼ Hugh Dietz writes that his wife 
Ginger's store, featuring American crafts and 
pottery, is doing well. Hugh's new business, 
manufacturing magnetic tape rule holders, is 
growing and looking like it might succeed. 
(We all wish Hugh a "lengthy" success with 
his new business.) Hugh's son Ben, 19, is a 
freshman at UPenn and Isaac, 16, is a junior 
in high school. Hugh says that he is still ski- 
ing, but not as much as he'd like. He wel- 
comes any classmates traveling through the 
Syracuse area to give him a call. ▼ Pete 
Stonebreaker, one of my fellow dayboys, 
states that he and Eva are enjoying being 
empty-nesters more than ever. His daughter 
Katja is a graduate student in history at the 
University of Illinois-Chicago, and his son 
Eric is a senior majoring in sociology at 
Indiana University-Bloomington. Pete writes 
that wife Eva continues to work at 
Northwestern University and expects to 
complete her second college degree, a B.A. in 
political science in about a year. Pete is an 
associate professor of management at 
Northeastern Illinois University and, in 
April, published his fourth book, Operations 
Strategy, with Allyn & Bacon. In August, Eva 
and Pete traveled and lectured in Denmark, 
Germany, the Czech and Slovak Republics 
and Hungary. During the spring semester 
next year, Pete will be teaching production 
management at the Urals State University in 
Eketerinburg, Russia, and working on devel- 
oping a business college there. Pete also 
expects to do some skiing in Wyoming, as 
well as in Russia this winter. (Sounds like 
Pete is enjoying some active and exciting 
experiences. Keep us informed of your trav- 
els, Pete.) T It was good to hear from some 
of you. How about some other classmates 
sending along news? We all would love to 



hear from you. Don't forget the Class Re- 
union June 9-11, at Governor Dummer. I 
hope to see many of you there. Until next 
time... remember the porch light is always on 
for you. 



'61 



J. Stephen Sawyer 

Secretary 

3616 Beech Run Lane 

Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 

(717) 732-3908 



After 24 years in sales, Albie Booth is travel- 
ing around North America and Europe as 
President of Owens-Coming's Insulation 
Business. He comments that the speed of 
change everywhere is exciting. The Booths 
recently visited with the Stringers, as they do 
every year. Lorine and Albie are now empty- 
nesters, enjoying their home overlooking the 
Maumee River. T David Graff reports run- 
ning into Ray Ferris '59 at Dennison this fall. 
Both of them are Dennison alumni with sons 
currently attending there. Dave was in 
London the following week and spent an 
evening with Brian Marsh '59. T Stan 
Tliomas writes that all is going very well. 
With his two kids grown and successfully on 
their own, Stan has remarried. He and 
Rosalie are living an idyllic rural lifestyle in 
western Wisconsin. "I enjoy life immensely. 
If it got any better, I couldn't stand it!" T I 
stopped off in Westport, CT, in October to 
see Phil Teuscher and his new bride Alice. 
Over a couple of beers we kicked around 
school year '58-'59, experiences in the Army 
and a number of other things. Phil subse- 
quently talked to George Hartman, who lives 
in Virginia (I vividly remember George's ani- 
mated Sunday night calls from Ingham, 
mostly in rapid-fire Russian, to his folks in 
Seacliff, Long Island). T Sam Wakeman 
writes that he is very busy with his new lum- 
ber/hardware venture. It's going well, but is 
very demanding and consuming. Children 
Neely, 14, and Wiley, 13, are growing up 
quickly and are involved in many activities. 
Sam usually talks to Albie Booth when he's 
in town and sees Burke Leahey, Colin 
Studds, Andy Whittemore and Steve Kasnet, 
all Class of '62. 



Thomas S. Tobey 

Secretary 

59 West Portola Avenue 

Los Altos, CA 94022 

(415) 941-5060 

The toss of the net last time yielded a few 
morsels from Mac Donaldson, Jim Gordon, 
Andi Whittemore and Pete Butler. Perhaps 
the Christmas season will prompt an excuse 
to write for the rest. T Mac Donaldson 
writes, "both of my daughters are out of col- 
lege, but then one fooled me and went on to 
graduate school." Mac further reports that 
the family is doing fine. While Mac has not 
had contact with prior Govies, he feels proud 
of his tenure there. T Jim Gordon, who has 
written several times over the years, reports 
that he is still a broker with Smith Barney in 
Bellevue, WA. Jim does investment counsel- 
ing for pensions, foundations and high-net 
worth individuals. Art Sager will be glad to 
know that Jim attributes his success in the 
seminar circuit to his training at GDA. The 
Gordons have a family of three children 
(ages six, nine and 12). I guess the empty- 
nest syndrome that I referred to in my tickler 
letter is a way off for Jim and his wife. 
However, Jim has retired from Navy Reserve 
after 23 years of service. T Received a short 
note from our president, Andi Whittemore. 
He was just checking in on us as we are 
looking after his second born here in 
California. With good luck, Andi and I will 



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T. Burke Leahey 

Secretary 

160 King Caesar Road 

Duxbury, MA 02332 

(617) 934-6263 



The 
GOVERNOR 
DUMMER 
Tie 

The Academy is proud to re- 
introduce the once-classic 
GDA tie, which has not been 
available since Kray's of 
Newburyport closed its doors 
many years ago. This hand- 
some, pure English silk tie 
reflects the highest quality 
workmanship. Hand-made 
expressly for us, it features 
the Academy crest on a 
field of Maroon. A must 
for every faithful alum- 
nus' wardrobe. Forty-six 
ninety-five, pre-paid includ- 
ing postage and handling 

To order, please send check or money order to 
GDA Bookstore, Governor Dummer Academy, 
Byfield, Massachusetts 01922. 

(Please allow four to six weeks for delivery.) 



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get together before too long on one of his 
next visits to the Palo Alto area. T All of 
you, by now, have heard from Pete Butler, 
our new Class Agent. We are so pleased that 
Pete has stepped in to fill the gap. Now we 
need to help him out with our support. T 
All the best to each of you in the new year, 
1995. Can you believe it has been 33 years 
since we were headed home for vacation in 
our senior year at GDA? 



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Peter Morrin 

Secretary 

1288 Bassett Avenue 

Louisville, KY 40204 

(502) 456-2397 



Carson Taylor is semi-retired. He is doing 
arbitration and mediation work in Los 
Angeles and in his new home of Bozeman, 
MT. Carson got married Thanksgiving 
Day T I caught up on two of our class- 
mates who are both refugees from New 
England. Lenny Kaplan left in 1985 and 
moved to his wife's hometown of York, PA, 
where he is an independent insurance agent. 
Lenny and Martha have one son, Paul, 15, 
and Lenny says life in the vicinity of the 
Amish country is great. Since '63, Lenny 
majored in economics at Columbia, was 
drafted and served in 'Nam, got an M.B.A. at 
Northwestern, and taught high school in his 
hometown of Revere, MA, where he met his 
wife. As for sports, Lenny says he gets in a 
game of miniature golf once a year. T Also 
fleeing Massachusetts drivers are Monica 
and Dave Faxon, who left a little over a year 
ago for LaLa land. Dave is now Chief of 
Cardiology at the U.S.C. medical school, and 
lives in Pasadena in one of that community's 
great craftsman-style houses. Daughter 
Kimberly is a senior in sociology and English 
at St. Lawrence, while son Nat follows in his 
father's footsteps as a sophomore at 
Hamilton, majoring in Utica Club. They have 
an East Coast base on Nantucket, where they 
return once a year to get away from the 
California sun. Dave is an angioplasty spe- 
cialist. Don't pop anybody's balloons, Dave. 



'64 



H. Laurence Henchey, Jr. 

Secretary 

85 High Street 

Reading, MA 01867 

(617) 944-5379 



For those of us in the midst of cold and 
stormy winters, we can think back to the 



warmer months and share some "firsts" 
undertaken by our classmates. ▼ Bob 
Farnum broke his long period of silence by 
writing that he has begun to indulge in mar- 
itime pursuits. "After years of wishing and 
waiting, I finally bought a sailboat this year. 
My youngest son and I have had a great 
summer, going out on Long Island Sound 
almost every weekend." His brief racing log 
consisted of a "did not finish" and a second 
place (out of three). The latter feat was 
accomplished on a day so windy that most 
sane sailors stayed ashore. An ample supply 
of "rail meat" (heavy passengers) provided 
the necessary stability to remain upright and 
finish the course. At the next Reunion, Bob 
will have many opportunities to learn the 
inside secrets from some of our more experi- 
enced salts. T Bill Lawrence took time 
away from the wide-open spaces of Tucson, 
AZ, to venture to the far north in his sea 
kayak. His solo paddling took him from 
Ketchikan to Juneau in Alaska. Points of 
interest included Glacier Bay, Hoonah and 
Sitka. "I saw a lot of whales, bears, salmon, 
eagles and seals. Great trip!" How does a 
Tucsonian keep in practice for sea kayak- 
ing? T In the comings and goings depart- 
ment, John Everett reports that he has gone 
full circle. After sojourns on the left coast 
(California), and the Connecticut shore, he 
has returned to Portland, ME ("A Maine-iac 
again!"). John says that he prefers a nice, sta- 
ble raft to sailboats or kayaks: "Less chance 
of tipping over." He also notes that the base- 
ball strike has allowed him to drop his cable 
network seven weeks early. Instead of the 
strike, they should be working on the strike 
zone. "If they enforced the bigger, rulebook 
strike zone, players would be forced to 
swing at more pitches. There'd be more 
offense, but games would move faster." T 
After eight years as Dean of the Arthur D. 
Little Management Education Institute in 
Cambridge, MA, Ken Hoadley has moved on 
the establish his own practice in international 
management development. The move has 
allowed him to forego the New England 
winters and relocate to Chapel Hill, NC, 
("the southern part of heaven"). His work 
continues to take him overseas to places like 
Brussels and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. ▼ With 
apologies to The Archon staff, I have been 
pushing the deadline for submission of Class 
Notes to allow the most complete coverage 
of events in Britain and David Martin, our 
man in Parliament. In early November, 
David resigned as Private Parliamentary 
Secretary to Mr. Douglas Hurd, the Foreign 



Minister. The move was particularly notewor- 
thy since there was no scandal, no dereliction 
of duty, no wrongdoing. Instead, he was 
returning to the "backbenches" to speak out 
on issues. The British press had a field day, 
speculating about possible leadership chal- 
lenges to Prime Minister Major's 
Government, but David dismissed talk of 
such a challenge from the so-called "Tory 
Right-wingers." In his first Commons appear- 
ance during the debate on the Queen's speech 
in November, David focused his comments 
on the failure of the administration to follow 
through with plans to privatize the Royal 
Mail. Events are still unfolding at the Notes 
deadline, but so far the Major Government 
has succeeded in its efforts to secure increased 
funding for European Unification despite 
many voices of concern (including our class- 
mate's). We shall keep tuned to CNN and C- 
Span for future happenings. 



?rs or 



Class of '64 Goes On-Line 

Surf's up with several memt 
GDA Class of 1964. Surfing on the Internet, 
that is. Larry Henchey, Class Secretary, put 
his e-mail address in recent Class communi- 
cations, and soon massages started to 
appear on a random but not infrequent 
basis. 

The respondents included some 
classmates who would be expected to be 
familiar with electronic communications, 
such as Peter Thomas, Cornell scientist and 
high-tech wizard, and John Mercer, no 
stranger to any form of communication, 
electronic or otherwise. The surprise was the 
messages from classmates who had not 
responded in a long time. Bob Farnum 
noted, "I have been meaning to write for at 
least 10 years. E-mail makes it so easy that I 
have no more excuses." 

The electronic forum allowed Larry 
to update classmates as events unfolded in 
Britain with the resignation of a classmate 
from the administration of Prime Minister 
Major (see Class Notes for details). 

Is this the wave of the future for 
alumni/ae interaction? From the byways of 
Byfield to the information superhighway! 



I 



'65 



Kenneth A. Linberg 

Secretary 

6775A Pasado Road 

Isla Vista, CA 93117 

(805) 685-1868 



Glad to report that the Reunion Committee 
continues to grow in number and enthusiasm. 
Please remember to mark on your '95 calen- 



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dar the dates of our 30th: June 9 to 11. And 
seriously consider taking part; it will only be 
successful if you and your family attend. T 
Peter Imber writes that he, his wife Mira and 
son Gil are currently (though temporarily) 
out of their Sherman Oaks house, because it 
is undergoing repairs caused by the 
Northridge quake last January 17. I'm sure 
that each of them has stories to tell about 
that particular night! Here in Santa Barbara, 
90 insulating miles from the epicenter, the 
shaking cut off all electrical power, shook me 
awake and was scary enough, thank you 
very much! Given the resultant destruction 
and toll of life near their home, thank God 
that Peter and his family made it through 
okay. Peter is still at his post at the Los 
Angeles bureau of ABC News. ▼ Russ 
Thomas reports that he helped his father 
move from Ohio to Texas this past summer 
and that they are "happily sharing digs in 
South Austin." T Alan Chase has just 
returned from his second trip to Russia. He 
is the American director of a Russian- 
American conference on prison reform in 
Russia to be held in October, 1995, in the city 
of Ryazan. T Arnie Morton pledges that he 
definitely will attend our 30th and that he, 
"looks forward to seeing the gang." Wish 
that more of us would demonstrate such loy- 
alty and resolve! ▼ Earlier in the fall I par- 
ticularly enjoyed receiving the latest Wingset 
catalog from Leslie and Ned Helm that fea- 
tures merchandise in their shop of the same 
name. From introductory remarks in said 
catalog, it seems that while acquiring a new 
German shepherd puppy from the renowned 
monks of New Skete in upstate New York 
(Ned notes that they "needed another dog 
like a misprinted 800 number!"), they passed 
through Vermont and discovered that, unlike 
Maine, with its short tourist season, Vermont 
"had three seasons: summer, leaf-looking 
and skiing." So, in a short period of two 
months, they moved their store and home 
from Damarascotta, ME, to Woodstock, VT, 
to take advantage of increased foot traffic. 
Together with Ned and Leslie came "three 
dogs, a horse, a llama, four cats, two black 
Australian swans, two Canadian geese, two 
ducks and the contents of the fish tank." 
Sounds like a lot of work. Good luck, you 
two, with your new store and home! 



John Trickey is living in Pelham, MA, and 
working for the Hawaiian Punch Division of 
Procter and Gamble. His three children are 
all in different activities, which keep John 
and Judy going in many directions. 



'67 



Bennett H. Beach 

Secretary 

7207 Denton Road 

Bethesda, MD 20814 

(301) 951-9643 



'66 



Class Secretary Needed 



GDA's lackluster athletic record last fall is 
partly the fault of Bob Bass. He has three 
children at Groton, and they're tearing up 
the ISL. Quarterback Timothy Bass was co- 
captain of the football team, daughter 
Chandler played for the undefeated field 
hockey team, while Margaret, 14, is working 
her way up. But think of those ugly striped 
uniforms they have to wear. T The amp 
that helped Nobody Special blow the roof off 
the Ipswich Teen Center is now shaking 
southern timbers. Reid Pugh's son Bradley, 
who is working on an M.B.A. at the Univer- 
sity of Virginia, has a band playing the club 
and frat party circuit, and he is plugging in 
to dad's amp. The group is called Eleven, 
which is how many tuitions poor old Pugh 
feels he's paying some days. Reid wants to 
find West Coast distributors for Vimasco's 
products, so he expects to look up Rich 
Brayton, "who owes me a drink, as I 
recall." T Nothing on that in a card from 
Rich to 'Gossip Central'. He has become an 
avid fly fisherman. Brayton & Hughes 
Design Studio continues to prosper and even 
gets artistic help from Rich's wife Mardi. 
They and their two boys have moved into a 
house designed by Rich. T If you get into 
trouble with the law in Grafton County, lying 
mostly in New Hampshire's White Mountain 
National Forest, you may end up under the 
supervision of Sid Bird, the new Superinten- 
dent of Corrections. At home, Sid and his 
wife supervise a two-year-old Michael. ▼ If 
they want a counsel, they can call Austin, 
TX, where Ted Dix and eight students are in 
the midst of an ambitious project on emo- 
tions and parenting, funded by the National 
Science Foundation. Two of Ted's other 
passions are swimming and music. He now 
owns a CD featuring the Kinks' greatest 
hits. T Another educator, Harper Follans- 
bee, is taking a sabbatical from Rivers 
Country Day School after 17 years in the 
classroom. Reading, gardening, house main- 



tenance and family time are among the items 
on his agenda. T Jon Strater has started yet 
another high-tech company: AVID, Inc. An 
acronym for automated video inspection 
devices, AVID is in the artificial vision/ 
robotics field. Jon has been running such 
businesses for ten years. "The start-up is fun; 
running the business is a pain in the neck," 
John said. He spends about half his time at 
his Maine HQ and the rest all over the 
place. T Guess who's got some athletically 
gifted kids: Bill Alfond. Justin landed on 
Tulane's varsity golf team as a freshman. 
Reis, a mere eighth-grader, was on Noble & 
Greenough's varsity soccer team, ISL champs 
last fall. Their mother Joni has a growing 
business dealing with international students. 
Bill and Dan Morgan continue to give the 
Class of '67 a potent one-two punch on 
GDA's Board of Trustees. T Civil rights vio- 
lations and vehicular homicide are some of 
the cases that take District Attorney Win 
Burt to court in western Massachusetts. After 
seven years on the job, which he loves, Win 
gets the most enjoyment out of training the 
young prosecutors in his office. Last year, 
during a successful search in Maine for a tra- 
ditional wooden sailboat, Win ran into boat- 
yard operator John Butler. T Gardner Sisk's 
company, The Gardner Mattress Corp., was 
just featured on Boston Channel 5's 
Chronicle evening magazine for the second 
time this year. They are considered the finest 
bedding manufacturer in New England. ▼ 
If you're having trouble breathing in L.A., 
the man to see is Alan Rothfeld. A physician 
specializing in pulmonary medicine, Alan 
deals often with asthma, pneumonia and 
emphysema. He has written two papers in 
recent months. Say what you will about the 
air, earthquakes, crime and traffic, Alan is in 
love with his adopted home. ▼ Kevin Leary 
is a vice president with Maple Development, 
a Topsfield company that manufacturers 
imaging equipment. Kevin's in charge of 
marketing and shipping. 



'68 



Carl F. Spang, Jr. 

Secretary 

55 Wiswall Road 

Durham, NH 03824 

(603) 659-5936 



Dan Ogg is now a Regent of the University 
of Alaska. 



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That's interesting: (l-r) Dottie Bragdon and 
Trustee President Dodge Morgan enjoy a conversa- 
tion with Toney Gordon P'69 during September's 
reception. 



'69 



Jeffrey L. Gordon 

Secretary 

Slocum, Gordon & Co. 

P.O. Box 669 

Newport, RI 02840 

(401) 849-4900 



Jim Bayley writes that he just made Assis- 
tant Professor of Orthopedics at Harvard 
Medical School. Jim is also a major in the 
19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) in the 
RI National Guard. T Josh Mine/s daugh- 
ter Lea is spending her junior year at GDA in 
Barcelona, while his son Josh is applying for 
entrance to GDA in September, 1995. 1 can 
attest that young Josh is a fine fly fisherman, 
like his father and grandfather. All three, 
Peter Bragdon and I were in Maine for a few 
days of fishing last summer and plan to 
return again in July. Josh also writes that he 
and Chris Barker still play soccer together in 
what now must be an "adult" league. T 
Rowland Edwin Manson Smith writes that 
he has successfully completed a major piece 
of litigation against a drug company Things 
are going so well that he adds he has a 
"major inheritance in the wings." (I wonder 
if he knew who would be seeing this infor- 
mation when he wrote it?) T I heard from 
Bill Strider recently. He has taken a leave of 
absence from communal life. He will be in 
the Boston area for Christmas and New 
Year's and will look up Fred Lang. Bill 
answered my request for various traditions 
in a most creative way. For those of you who 
spent some time in Phillips senior year, you 
will appreciate Bill's recollection of the bas- 
ketball games of B-U-G-S in his room. He 
remembered a few distinctive shots: the 
Teaberry Shuffle, coined by Art Schultz; the 
Red Klotz, a two-handed set shot, named for 
the diminutive guard on the Washington 
Generals, perennial losers to the Harlem 



Globe Trotters; the Mike Reid Flit shot, a 
back-handed affair in honor of our beloved 
French teacher; the Poster Backboard shot, in 
which the shooter was required to bank the 
taped-up wad of newspaper first off Juan 
Marichal's shinbone (the poster element) and 
then off the backboard and through the 
hoop; the Boozer Nutcracker, coined by Fred 
Lang in honor of NBA forward, Bob Boozer. 
This was a delicate shot as the corner bed- 
post was prone to come into play in the heat 
of the battle. ▼ Albert Nelthrop wishes to 
notify everyone that he has made his acting 
debut on A & E on the program American 
Revolution. Unfortunately, his card arrived 
after the program aired, so I do not have any 
critical acclaim to pass on yet. T Nat 
Follansbee is in his twentieth year at Loomis 
Chaffee where he is the director of develop- 
ment. Nat was married in July to Sally 
Richards, and together they now have five 
children. ▼ Peter Dorsey and his wife Susie 
are expecting their second child. He contin- 
ues to be an active real estate agent for 
Hunneman on the north shore of Boston. T 
Thanks for the notes. 



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J. Randall Whitney III 

Secretary 

65 Nashoba Road 

Concord, MA 01742 

(508) 369-0914 



Stillman Davis writes that he is "Very busy... 
singing in a choir, showing dogs, ringing 
church bells and delivering an occasional 
sermon." He is 3,000 miles away in England, 
but he'll try to make it to our 25th. 



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Class Secretary Needed 




Geoffrey A. Durham 

Secretary 

504 Roosevelt Drive 

Libertyville, IL 60048 

(708) 549-8407 



Pleased to meet you: (l-r) Headmaster Peter 
Bragdon, Leslie Haivke and Larry Colen '73 are 
joined by Isabel Figueroa and Walter Rivera '73 at 
September's reception in New York. 



It is with deep regret that I write of the 
passing away of George Tonry. Brian Lenane 
called me recently to inform me that George 
had died. More details can be found in 
the obituary section of this issue of The 
Archon. ▼ Bill Connolly writes that he and 
his wife Martha had their fourth child and 
first boy, Adam, ten months ago. Adam joins 
sisters Ruth (10), Elisabeth (eight) and Jane 
(six). Bill and his family are living in New 
Canaan, CT Bill reports that he is the 
Managing Director at J. P. Morgan and 
Company. ▼ Chris "Swede" Swenson has 
just returned from a solo tour of his show, 
Human Jazz, throughout schools and commu- 
nities of northern Nevada. Chris is now 
working in Seattle's Artist-in-Residence pro- 
gram. Chris says life is good with his wife 
Abigail, daughter Molly (seven) and son 
Skylar (four). Chris will try and be at GDA 
for the 25th Reunion. ▼ Pete Follansbee has 
relocated. After teaching for 10 years at 
Cushing Academy, Pete and his family 
decided to make the move to a day school 
and to the south. He is now working at The 
Collegiate School in the west end of 
Richmond, VA. His children, Adriaan (nine) 
and Emma (five) attend the lower school at 
Collegiate and his wife Martha now works 
part-time at the book store. Pete is learning 
to be a Virginia Cavalier fan and is waiting 
for professional baseball to wake up! Pete 
sends his best to all of us. T Cameron 
"Tunk" Hosmer is still growing grapes and 
making wine in New York State's Finger 
Lakes. He puts in as much time hunting, 
fishing and skiing as the farm and family 
will allow. Tunk asks anyone who gets to the 
Finger Lakes area of New York to stop in for 
a visit. T George "Chopper" Freimarck read 
my note to the Class with great interest. He, 
too, has been at the same firm since graduate 
school, brokering reinsurance with Guy 
Carpenter. He and his wife Gratia have two 
daughters, Olivia (three) and Averyl (six 
weeks). George reports that they moved to 
Glen Ridge, NJ, and are engaged in the long- 
term restoration of an Italianate Victorian. 
George still rows his single scull, less fre- 
quently now, but he hopes to row in the next 
year's Head of the Charles. George is look- 
ing forward to the 25th Reunion and sends 
his best to all. T I recently saw Andy Lap- 
pin at the GDA reception in Lake Forest, IL. 



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Enjoying the Reception: (l-r) Bill O'Leary '73 and 
Toney Gordon P'69 get acquainted in the Big Apple. 

Andy looks good and reports all is fine. ▼ 
Brian Lenane and his wife Susie continue to 
enjoy their roles as teachers at GDA. He 
gives his best to everyone and extends an 
invitation to stop by and see them at 
GDA. T As for the Durham family, we are 
all fine, too. 



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Richard J. Love 

Secretary 

23 Merrimack Street 

Concord, NH 03301 

(603) 228-1530 



Pamela J.M. Toner 

Secretary 

223 Riverside Drive 

Fairfield, CT 06430 

(203) 254-2371 



My apologies to Tim Statler — I did make a 
big mistake! Tim attended Reunion with Ray 
Cox and Alex Andreivs, not Tim Moseley. 
Tim Statler writes that there will be a sur- 
prise regarding the next Reunion in the next 
several months. Stay tuned... ▼ Raymond 
Brooks "had a tremendous time at the 
Reunion dinner. It was especially nice to see 
folks I hadn't seen in 20 years." T "It was 
fun to see how well all had grown and 
matured over the years and to meet the sig- 
nificant others of all of us who said farewell 
to one another in 1974. It was like coming 
home to a family, touching base with old 
friends and making new ones," writes Colin 
Cross, who will definitely be at the 
25th. T Jim Pramberg is very busy with 
community service as the Senior Warden at 
the St. Anna's Episcopal Church, on the 
Board of Directors of New Orleans Chapter 
of the March of Dimes, and a Board mem- 
ber of the LA Diocese HIV/AIDS Commis- 
sion. T Seth Kilgore volunteers with the 



South End Lower Roxbury Open Space Land 
Trust, which owns land used for community 
gardens. One of their primary successes is 
Harvest Share, which donates food to shel- 
ters. One of Seth's major achievements was 
getting the local bricklayers' union to build a 
retaining wall for free, saving thousands of 
dollars. In his spare time, Seth pushes paper 
and answers phone calls at John Hancock 
and travels as much as possible. His big 
news for the summer was his fashion model 
debut in the June issue of Playboy maga- 
zine! ▼ Bruce Towner has been practicing 
law for the past six plus years in San 
Francisco with his own firm. He just won a 
California Supreme Court case for the Sierra 
Club. He is still single, but finally is more 
serious about settling down. ▼ "My wife 
Carol and I have been married for five years 
and live in Norwood, MA. I'm in the print- 
ing business, Press Kits of Walpole, while 
Carol is busy being a dog walker and profes- 
sional pet-sitter," writes Tim McCusker. ▼ 
Steve Winer and Mary Ellen were married 
on October 7, 1994, and had a great wedding 
and a wonderful trip to Hawaii. Congratu- 
lations! T For anyone planning a trip, I sug- 
gest you consider the Sawang Resort Golf 
Club, which is 84 kilometers west of Bang- 
kok, Thailand, and is owned by Paitoon 
Maneepairoj and his wife. Here you can play 
golf with one or two caddies as the golf carts 
spoil the joy of walking. (The pictures are 
beautiful.) Recently he and his wife donated 
a piece of land near the resort to the Holy 
Redeemer Church's Foundation to set up an 
International University in Thailand. It will 
be managed by the Ruamrudec International 
School in Bangkok and one of the Catholic 
Universities in the U.S.A. T Jeannie Baer 
and her family have just arrived from Bonn, 
Germany, where her husband Justin worked 
at the Embassy. They have spent the last six 



of the last 11 years in Germany and look for- 
ward to returning at some point. Jeannie is 
substitute-teaching in Maryland while they 
settle back into the U.S. way of life. 









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Jack Swenson writes, "I've finally gotten nor- 
mal and taken an office job. Well, kind of. 
I'm now Director of Field Operations for 
Special Expeditions, Inc., the tour company 
I've been doing contract guide and lecture 
work for for the past six years. My new 
responsibilities include staffing all of the 
ships with educational lecturers and guides. 
I'm now only doing trips around the world 
for three months a year instead of six. Poor 
me! But then, I also have an additional three 
months vacation time each year, yeah, on top 
of the 'work-related' travel to exotic locales. 
Is Jim Roome still diving in Indonesia? May- 
be I have a job for him!" T Jim O'Donnell 
writes, "All is well in Lowell. My wife and I 
recently celebrated the birth of our second 
child, James F. O'Donnell, III, on September 
2, 1994. Haven't seen many classmates lately, 
but am looking forward to 20th Reunion this 
spring." 



Threesome: Director of the Annual Fund Erin 
Carver, Director of Admissions Heather Hyslop 
Johnson and Michelle Marean '77 have a good con- 
versation at the New York reception. 



The 

GOVERNOR DUMMER 

Sweatshirt 

Exercise, warm up... or just relax in this 
100 percent heavyweight cotton sweatshirt 
made expressly for GDA by Champion. The 
classic crew-neck gray sweatshirt features 
the word "Governors," in the Academy 
maroon, across the chest. A hooded version 
also is available. Makes an excellent gift for 
an alumnus or alumna of any age. (Sizes 
M-L-XL) Crew-neck: Tliirty-f our fifty pre- 
paid. Hooded: Forty-four fifty, pre-paid. 
(Includes postage and handling) 

To order, please 
send check or 
money order to 
GDA Bookstore, 
Governor Dummer 
Academy, Byfield, 
Massachusetts 
01922. 
(Please allow 
four to six 
weeks for delivery.) 




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Carol Ann Goldberg- Aydin 

Secretary 

301 East 94th Street, 24B 

New York, NY 10128 

(212) 410-1781 



Carolyn L. Borwick 

Secretary 

271 Summer Avenue 

Reading, MA 01867 

(617) 942-7855 



Greetings! ▼ Chip Weickert writes that "all 
is well Down East. My second child Eleanor 
— we call her Ellie — was born March 1. Her 
brother Charlie just turned four. My wife 
Mary and I break ground on our new house 
in the woods any day. Working my ass off! 
Hi to all!" T Vicki Papaioanou Murphy and 
Joe Pietrafesa had a great mini-reunion last 
month. They had seven kids between them 
(six girls!), so you can imagine that there was 
much to catch up on. Vicki is very busy with 
her deli, baking pastries by the dozen for the 
holidays. Her girls are growing so fast! 
Caitlin is 10, Krista is seven and Riley is 22 
months. She wants to know, "Where's 
Trade?" T Stephen Mattery writes, 
"Greetings from Eugene, OR. After seven 
years' dues working in the editorial depart- 
ment of a publisher of national technical 
trade magazines, I struck out on my own in 
1993 with the launch of my own magazine, 
Brewing Techniques, a national technical mag- 
azine for small-scale brewers of fine beers. I 
am president and major shareholder of New 
Wine Press, Inc. I edit, design and produce 
each issue of BT, and I am C.E.O., C.F.O., jan- 
itor and chief bottle-washer. It's absolutely 
the best job I've ever had. I remarried in 1992 
and wasted no time adding two more kids to 
the household; we're a family of five. Hard to 
believe. Visits to Oregon are highly recom- 
mended; you can travel from ocean beaches, 
through meadows and lush green old- 
growth forests, up over snowy peaks, and 
then on to high desert, all in just four hours. 
Eugene's in the middle of it all! And the 
Pacific Northwest is beer heaven, with close 
to 50 craft breweries — four of them in 
Eugene! Cheers." T Joe Pietrafesa writes, 
"On the business side, things with Polo are 
keeping me on the road and very busy. At 
home, our four children; Catherine (eight), 
Mia (five), Christina (three) and Joseph (one- 
and-a-half), keep Cathy busy as well! I saw 
Vicki Murphy on one of my latest trips to 
Lawrence. I go there monthly, so, North 
Shore friends, drop me a line. Any N.Y.C.- 



area classmates can reach me Tuesday, Wed- 
nesday and Thursday at (212) 318-7122. ▼ 
Michelle and David Phippen just had their sec- 
ond child, a son named Tucker James, on 
September 25. All's great — though they could 
use some sleep! T Mark Vorreuter wrote that 
he had excimer laser surgery done on his eyes 
to correct his vision. "Eighty seconds of zap- 
ping and I'm 20-20 now. It's stunning when 
sci-fi becomes real life!" Hooray for science! T 
Joaquin Saenz wrote from Columbia to say 
that he is still managing the BMW business his 
family owns. They are adding two new prod- 
ucts this year: the Hummer from the U.S. and 
the Ferrari. His family is growing! A new baby 
girl, Camila, was born to Christina and 
Joaquin last October 15. She is now the little 
sister to Laura (eight), Marianna (seven) and 
Andres (one year, eight months). He and his 
family will spend their holidays at the country 
home they have near Bogota with the rest of 
the family. He wishes seasons greetings to all. 
T I hope all of you are happy and healthy! 



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'80 



Leslie Lafond 

Secretary 

459 High Street 

Hampton, NH 03842 

(603) 926-2857 



Laura J. Roome 

Secretary 

917 Heatherstone Drive 

Winston-Salem, NC 27104 

(919) 659-8199 

Pamela Kurtz Welch 

Secretary 

19 Larch Row 

Wenham, MA 01984 

(508) 468-5073 



A long lost Gregory Moore writes, "Hi. All is 
well. It has been a few years, but I've overslept 
again. 1980-85, lived in Denver, CO; couldn't 
find any gold. 1985, moved to Boston for 
school. 1986, got married to Hollis Ann Pierce. 
1988, the arrival of William Pierce Moore. 1991, 
arrival of Emily Mariah Moore. 1992, gradu- 
ated with bachelor's degree in architecture. 
Employed with the Stubbins Associates in 
Cambridge, MA. Spring 1994, moved to 
Spokane, WA. Started new job September 1. 
There are no high rises here. ..yet! Send my 
best and warmest wishes to all. Say hi to John 
'Rudy' Wise. If I believe in one thing, it is to 
seize the moment and...." 



Abby Locke Castle 

Secretary 

7396 Kingsbury Boulevard 

St. Louis, MO 63130 

(314) 721-7806 



December is upon us, and I write to you 
with expectation in my heart as I begin a 
new adventure in life. I am taking five weeks 
off before beginning a new job with the May 
Corporation. I will still be based in St. Louis, 
and I am hoping this move will facilitate fur- 
ther growth in my career. It's a great relief 




Sharing a laugh: (l-r) Larry Coles '73 and 
Academic Dean Brian Lenane '72 are reunited at 
September's New York reception. 

not to be at Dillards any longer. Wish me 
luck. I can easily say that I won't be sad to 
see 1994 depart. It's been a very stressful 
year for me, as well as for other classmates. I 
only hope 1995 is good and blessed for all of 
us. T We have finally heard from beautiful 
Antea Von Henneberg. She loves California 
and is very busy in the food and wine busi- 
ness. She is happy to report that there have 
been no floods, quakes or fires yet. She 
recently entertained Kathryn O'Leary at the 
Bluesfest in San Francisco. ▼ KAO'L has 
had a rough year, and my sympathies go out 
to her. Kath lost both her father and brother 
Jim to cancer. From experience, I know those 
wounds never heal. Kath is still with the 
Back Bay Restaurant group in Back Bay 
while living in Charlestown. She did make it 
to Pete's wedding in May, as well as the 
Stacey Hayes '82 nuptials in July. T On a 
lighter note, English chum Stephen Oldfield 
is now a father. Son Joshua Charles was 
born in early 1994. They are going to call 
him Jon. Stephen is also a licensed "insol- 
vency practitioner." To me this means bank- 
ruptcy attorney. Am I close? Stephen reports 
that he is attempting to pass along to the 
Brits the game of softball, with limited suc- 
cess. T Caty and David Brown have had a 
busy 1994. Son Peter James arrived in July 



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happy and healthy. The picture they sent 
makes me think that number one son is as 
mischievous as his father. David installed a 
sprinkler system this year and he's still mar- 
ried. This really gives me hope. ▼ Richard 
Aranosian was overjoyed to read that I will 
be pulling everyone's addresses together. 
Aro is back at school studying computer pro- 
gramming. He thoroughly enjoys the warm 
weather in Tampa and invites one and all to 
visit. Sends his regards to Brownie, Redman, 
Brandli, Kal, Hatfield, Benson and Doug-I- 
refuse-to-communicate-Brown. T Things 
with Keller Laros are great. He was just on 
the mainland for his annual visit and spent 
the better part of a day skiing with Brownie 
in the near northwest. We still have no firm 
wedding date for Kal, but 1995 is looming 
ahead. T Lisa Louden writes that she is 
now working as Market Research 
Coordinator for my favorite store — Office 
Depot. She is working way too many hours 
at this Delray Beach firm, but does enjoy it. 
Says her golf game is great and sends her 
best to KAO'L, Jennifer and Clarissa. (When 
are you coming down?) T The East Coast 
crew (Leary, Graf-Steward, Whitney, Breed, 
etc.) are following in David and Caty's foot- 
steps by having more children. ▼ Now 
Mark Wltitney is a father! How will I ever 
keep track of all these kids? ▼ Life in 
Boxford is great for Jennifer Graf-Steward, 
and she sees several classmates quite often. 
Sends regards to Clarissa, Joanne, Vinca and 
Sue. ▼ Clare Putnam has finally ventured 
out on her own (with cat Samantha in tow). 
She has just moved in to her own apartment 
in Somerville and loves it. Sends her best to 
all and says that life is good for her. T Ann 
McCullom-Miller and hubby are now sta- 
tioned in Rhode Island, where he is teaching 
R.O.T.C. at Providence College. Ann is an 
R.N. at Miriam. She sends her love to all and 
Congrats to the Todzo's! T Van Nuys, CA, is 
still the home of Vinca Weatherly, who 
reports that life is good but hectic. Sends her 
love to Jenny and Clarissa. T Bucking the 
trend, Patty and Eric Adell are still married, 
and by now are well into baby boot camp as 
child number two was due in October. Do 
hope things went well. He was sorry to miss 
the Todzo nuptials, but he just had to do too 
much work — on the Cape, right Eric? T I 
had a long chat with Susan Perry a couple of 
months ago. Susan is teaching and coaching 
at Phillips Andover and thoroughly enjoying 
life. I personally am thrilled that she's there 
since my roots at Andover are much stronger 
than my three years at GDA, classmates not 
withstanding. ▼ Sherm Horton has had a 



very exciting 1994, having become a home- 
owner and a father. Son Bradford (great 
name Sherm) was born in April. Sherm is 
living in Chelmsford while continuing to 
work at Color Age in Billerica. Where are 
you Sergio? T There was a misprint in the 
last issue of The Archon. Rob Sudduth was 
spotted in Charlestown with a new babe on 
his arm, not a new baby. Sorry for the mis- 
print, Rob. T I am looking forward to the 
next five weeks of vacation. I cannot believe 
how much my life has changed since meet- 
ing the golf wizard; Robert Duncan is an 
ever important part of my life. I just hope 
that my psyche is able to adapt to the con- 
stant hard work that a relationship requires. 
Each day I have more respect for those of 
you with healthy, happy marriages and rela- 
tionships. Say a prayer that my indepen- 
dence doesn't get the better of me! Take care! 
I miss you all! 



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Nancy Lord Wickwire 

Secretary 

33 Caron Road 

Bedford, NH 03110 

(603) 472-8993 



Chapman Mayo writes, "I went to Wash- 
ington, D.C., post-Colby, where I met my 
wife Lohini J. Rajamannan. fames Hortan- 
achai '81 was a groomsman in our 1991 wed- 
ding. We moved to St. Paul, MN, last year so 
I could begin working with a newly formed 
company called Aqua Heat Technology. I am 
also attending the University of Minnesota's 
Carlson Graudate School of Management. 
We bought a house in St. Paul so we're not 
planning on moving soon. Say 'hi' to Dee for 
me." T Bill Dee sent a card in April of 1994, 
but missed the deadline for the summer 
issue, so this is a bit dated: "I'm in my sec- 
ond year at B.U. Law and will be in New 
York this summer working as a summer 
associate at Penne and Edmonds. I'm hoping 
to finish off my M.B A. at the same time as 
the law degree — so essentially, right now, I 
have no life! (I hope it changes!) No, I am not 
married." Presumably Bill earned lots of 
money over the summer in N.Y.C., but spent 
it all on rent and living expenses and is now 
in his third year of law school at B.U. T 
Paula Veale is in N.Y.C. and still enjoying it 
very much. She just celebrated the big "3-0" 
and also saw Trina Chiara for her 30th birth- 
day. "I wanted to drop you a note so you 
wouldn't think I'm M.I.A. I haven't written 
because there's not much to report." T 
Trina Chiara is also in N.Y.C, and also 




Congratulations: (l-r) Members of the Class of '82 
Alison (Miller) Montague, Nancy (Lord) Wickivire, 
bride Heather (Vickers) Ryan, Trina Chiara and 
Martha (Laivlor) Krauch pose for a wedding picture 
in Fair Haven, NY. 

recently turned 30 (aren't we all?). She 
writes, "I am one week away from a two- 
week vacation in Arizona. I'll have to write 
when I return with some exciting adventure 
tales. PS. In search of Erica Norton... where is 
she?" Can you have an exciting adventure in 
Arizona? Stay tuned.... Trina was a brides- 
maid at Heather Vickers' wedding this sum- 
mer, and she caught the bouquet! T 
Michelle Montrone Cogan sent a card last 
spring that missed the deadline. Her "old" 
news is that she was married to Kevin Cogan 
in June of 1993, whom she met while living 
in Manhattan. He owns his own alarm/ 
security company there. "I'm still V.P. of a 
private foundation and doing property man- 
agement in the Bahamas. We bought a house 
and are currently living in Bergen County, 
NJ." Michelle also sent a card this time 
around with an update. "I am very busy 
these days, still working (I have my office at 
our house) and being a full-time mommy to 
Corey Christopher, born in April. He keeps 
my husband and me on our toes; at six 
months he was already crawling all over the 
house. There's nothing greater, though. 
When are we going to hear some baby news 
from you, Nance?" T Funny thing you 
should mention it, Michelle. I am due to 
deliver a little bundle of joy on May 1, 1995. 
Except for occasional bouts of nausea, I am 
pretty excited about it, and my husband 
(who, so far, has had no morning sickness) is 
totally psyched. I am still an attorney with 
the Public Defender's Office, which I like 
very much, although it does get hectic and 
stressful sometimes. (There must be some 
prosecutors in the Class of '82. Dan Geffen, 
where are you?) I will welcome any advice 
from other new parents, such as Michelle 
or.. .Sloan Tyler. T She writes, "Had a beau- 
tiful baby girl, Madison Ashley Thaxton on 
October 11, 1994. She weighed eight pounds, 



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four ounces. Mother, father and daughter are 
surviving the ordeal. My job is great. Day 
care downstairs helps." ▼ There were a 
bunch of weddings this summer, starting 
with Jane Boisvert Burns. Jane married Greg 
Burns on Memorial Day Weekend. They 
honeymooned in Ireland and have moved 
into their house in Reading, MA. T Heather 
Vickers Ryan also honeymooned in Ireland 
after her July wedding to Joseph Ryan in Fair 
Haven, NY. There was a nautical theme at 
the wedding; there were sea shells on the 
cake and the bride and groom left the recep- 
tion in a sailboat lighted by candles and dec- 
orated with flowers. Heather and Joe are 
now living in Somerville, MA, and both have 
internships at Lotus. T Martha Lawlor 
Krauch was married to Gary Krauch in 
August, in the Governor Dummer chapel! 
After the ceremony, Alison (Miller) 
Montague, Heather, Jane and I all took our 
husbands for a tour of our respective dorm 
rooms; they weren't quite as fascinated as 
we'd hoped. Martha received her master's in 
teaching from Simmons College in June. She 
and Gary went to Portugal on their honey- 
moon, and when they returned, Martha got a 
job teaching fourth grade in Reading, MA. T 
Ted Larned writes, "I'm working hard. 
Playing lots of volleyball (beach and indoor). 
Still singing. I hope everyone is happy and 
healthy." Ted is living in Michigan. He does 
not mention where he is working. ▼ Bob 
Low has moved back to New Hampshire 
from his teaching stint at Avon Old Farms in 
Connecticut. "Braving the cold up here at 
Holderness School. Teaching ninth and 
twelfth grade English, running a dormitory 
and coaching soccer and lacrosse. Ran across 
former GDA faculty/soccer coach Ben 
Snyder when he brought his team (Noble 
and Greenough) up to our Holderness Soccer 
Jamboree. Hello to all classmates. Jay 
Dilorio: Max weighs less than Doc!" T 
Darrah Shula writes, "I am surprised to find 
myself actually responding to the card that I 
set aside every six months when it arrives in 
my mailbox. I always intend to respond, but 
the next thing I know, the deadline is past. 
Since graduating GDA: I went to Kenyon 
College, dropped out, spent a year in 
Germany, finished my B.A. and earned an 
M.A. in international policy from the 
Monterey Institute for International Studies 
in 1988. While in Monterey, I met my soon- 
to-be-husband Darryl. We moved to 
Washington, D.C., together when I gradu- 
ated in 1988. In 1991, we started a small com- 
puter engineering and design firm, and have 
been working for ourselves ever since. We 



are getting married in December! I am also 
working in the Brewery at the Capitol City 
Brewing Company, learning the trade. If any- 
one is in Washington, please stop in! We 
brew the best beer on the East Coast! Having 
assumed while at GDA that I would never 
lose track of Trish Saunders or Michelle 
Montrone, I now find myself in that position. 
I would love a call from them! My number is 
(202) 547-2433. While I have been too lazy to 
write in the past, I always look forward to 
reading about everyone else." T Karen 
McKinney-Jantzen is back in New Hamp- 
shire. She and her husband are running the 
Gould Hill Apple Farm, owned by Karen's 
family. They are expecting their third child in 
the next few months. Between two young 
boys and lots of trees, they are keeping very 
busy in the meantime. 



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'84 



Rebecca B. Lapham 

Secretary 

34 Essex House 

6 Beverly Commons Drive 

Beverly, MA 01915 

(508) 922-8731 



Cathleen A. Riley Scerbo 

Secretary 

360 High Street 

Hampton, NH 03842 

(603) 926-4079 



Well, I can hardly believe that it's Thanks- 
giving week already. I got many notes this 
fall, thanks to those of you who write. As 
promised, here is David Gould's address: c/o 
Kyrgyzstan Delegation, Int. Federation Red 
Cross and Red Crescent, P.O. Box 372, 1211 
Geneve 19, Switzerland. He writes, "Sorry I 
missed the 10th Reunion. I'll be working in 
Central Asia for the next year. I'd love to hear 
from people! All my best." T I heard from 
Christine Romboletti, who sounds pretty 
excited about graduating in May. Good luck 
with your last year! What degree are you fin- 
ishing? She says, "I'd love to talk to Rochelle 
Smith about her chiropractic training — I 
have been a migraine sufferer for years and 
have often heard of the benefits of this type 
of treatment." So sorry to hear about the 
migraines. Have you heard of using beta 
blockers? My mom uses them, and they 
work wonders for her migraines. Christine 
also sends her best to David Gould. (I will 
find out about the last issue of The Archon for 
you!) T Charlotte Johnson writes, "Hi to 
all." She just completed the Weld/Cellucci 



governor re-election efforts in Massachusetts, 
which were a success, and she is continuing 
to work for the Weld Administration with 
the Executive Office for Administration and 
Finance. She says she recently spoke with 
Hilary Seward and Jean Jasse, who is living 
in San Mateo, CA. Write to me, Jasse! T 
Apparently, Sean (my son) is going to have 
company at GDA from other '84 parents. 
Ron Liss became a father on October 21, 
1994. Austin Hatch Liss writes, "Looking for- 
ward to being part of the Class of 2012." 
Congratulations, Ron! T Mike Leary writes, 
"Lori and I just had a son, Ryan Michael 
Leary, October 14, 1994, eight pounds, four 
ounces. Now we have a complete family. 
Meghan is now two and I'm having a blast 
with her." Congratulations to you all! T I 
have also heard through the grapevine that 
Georgia Wattendorf had a daughter in 
August. All I know is her name is Olivia. 
Congratulations, Georgia. According to 
Karen Gronberg '83, you are having the time 
of your life with her. Please write to me if 
you get a chance. I'd love to hear how you 
and Olivia are doing. T Kristin MacKenzie 
Pollard writes that she and her husband just 
moved to Marblehead in July. She has been 
working at Youville Hospital in Cambridge 
as an occupational therapist for about a year. 
Before the move, she was living in Acton 
with her parents and rode the train with a 
pregnant Kathie Lambert Wattl Kristen 
thought Kathie was due in October/early 
November. Congratulations, Kathie! Drop 
me a line sometime and let me know how 
you and baby are doing. Kristin also writes, 
"I attended Betsy Tuthill's wedding in 
August. Of course she was beautiful, and her 
flowers were incredible." Congratulations, 
Betsy! Thanks for all the news, Kristin. T 
Kim Grillo sent me a card from Concord, 
NH, where she is keeping very busy as a 
fourth-year associate at Sulloway and Hollis. 
She writes, "Hello to all!" and says she is 
taking full advantage of the area: hiking, bik- 
ing and skiing. She saw her cousin Joe 
Benson '80 at a family gathering, and he and 
his wife Beth recently had a new arrival as 
well, Joseph, Jr. Congratulations on your 
new family member! T I also heard from 
Brett Engel, who says he will finish law 
school in the spring of '95 and will take the 
Oregon bar exam in the summer. Good luck 
to you. Let us know how you make out. ▼ I 
got a wonderful letter from Elizabeth 
Kimball Williams, who is expecting her sec- 
ond baby in February/ March! Congratula- 
tions, Liz! "Owen is now two-and-a-half- 
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Good friends: (l-r) Wendy Haller, John Krigbaum 
'82, Tanya Kennedy and Marc Rasbury '82 catch 
up during the New York reception. 

and energy." Liz spent the summer commut- 
ing to Oxford, teaching English as a foreign 
language. "Unfortunately, not to these 
English people!" She is now enjoying a relax- 
ing fall, being a full-time mom (I'm envious), 
spending lots of time with Owen, and get- 
ting more involved with church. She has 
been able to connect with other moms this 
way. Liz is organizing a winter retreat for 
some moms anxious to get away for a week- 
end, and she and Alan are planning a big 
Thanksgiving Day party. Liz writes, "We 
have a great house in a typical English town, 
so we welcome travelers. Please extend an 
invitation to folks." Here is their address: 8 
Russell Street, Stony Stratford, Milton 
Keynes MK11 1BT, England (0908) 260134. T 
Finally, Dan and I are doing well and are 
continuing to enjoy Sean. He is now sitting 
up on his own and has chosen rolling as pri- 
mary means of mobility. I keep telling him 
that most babies crawl, but he doesn't seem 
the least bit concerned. We have been run- 
ning quite a bit this fall in road races. Dan's 
working on half marathons, while I have 
been sticking with the 5Ks. Of course, I am 
also pushing the jogging stroller now. It was 
great hearing from so many of you this fall. I 
hope you are doing well. Take care and drop 
me a note if you get a chance. 



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Katrina M. Ramsey 

Secretary 

23 East Center Street 

Rutland, VT 05701 

(802) 747-7031 



Thanks to everyone who sent me notes! I 
heard from a few that we haven't heard from 
in a long time! T Jon Sanders is finishing 
up his bachelor's degree in studio art at 
U.N.H. next fall. He's been choreographing 
and performing in an international ski show 
on snow in Japan — like a kind of Ice 



Capades show with costumes, music and an 
overall theme. Jon has also started a band! 
They play original music and record for the 
ski show as well. Jon is wondering what 
John Shain is doing in his musical endeavors 
lately. Great to hear from you, Jon! ▼ 
Another Jon from our class, Jon Gardner, got 
married on November 5th. Jeff Taft wrote to 
let me know, even though he was unable to 
make it to the wedding. Mike Redgate and 
his wife Kate were there, along with Jeff's 
brother Gene Taft '86. And Jeff heard that 
Dan Collins and his wife Harper were also 
last-minute cancellations. He hopes to catch 
up with Jon when he gets back to Boston for 
the holidays. Thanks for the news, Jeff! And 
congratulations to Jon, Mike and Dan! T I 
got a great letter from Raquel Ardito- 
Barletta. She writes, "My business, Grupo 
de Deseno, is growing and doing well. For 
those who don't know it, it's a graphic 
design studio which a good friend and I 
opened one or two years ago. I'm getting 
married January 27, 1995 to Ruggieri 
Ferguson. Between work and planning the 
wedding, I haven't had much time for any- 
thing else except karate. I practice Shoto Kan 
and absolutely love it. I haven't seen any 
classmates lately, but Victoria (deLisle) 
Blanks will be coming to my wedding and, 
of course, I can't wait to see her. I'll do my 
best to go to our Reunion, but it's too early 
for me to know if I'll make it." Thanks for 
keeping in touch, Raquel! I'm glad the inter- 
national mail hasn't been too much of a 
deterrent. Best wishes with the wedding! ▼ 
Since Raquel mentioned Victoria Blanks, 
let's see what she's up to besides looking for- 
ward to Raquel's wedding in Panama: "This 
summer my husband and I bought a house 
near the university. It is fun to be back in my 
old stomping grounds. We even have a ten- 
ant who is a student, so I get to live vicari- 
ously. Three moves in three years is hectic, 
and I'm ready to stay put for a while. Hope 
to see everyone at Reunion!" ▼ I got a long 
letter from Sean Mahoney with lots of news! 
Thanks, Sean, for all the info! "I graduated 
from B-school in June and drove cross-coun- 
try with Ben Armstrong in July. It was quite 
the discover- America-trip, with stops in 
Cleveland, where we visited Nathalie Ames 
in the hospital just after she had her beauti- 
ful baby. She looked great, despite a rough 
pregnancy. Mother and child were both fine. 
From there it was on to Minneapolis, where 
we caught up with Rob Cloutier, who is 
doing a residency at the County Hospital. 
The three of us caught a Twins game and 
went out for a beer in town when we acci- 



dentally ran into Meredith (Lazo) 
McPherron, who reports that her job at 
General Mills is great and that she really 
enjoys living in Minneapolis. Next was a trip 
to Montana, where I dropped Ben off to 
work on a home-raising in Bozeman. He 
spent the next several weeks hanging out on 
the range and playing Bob Villa. While Ben 
was playing with the antelope, I was contin- 
uing the trip to San Francisco, via Seattle. In 
Seattle I caught up with Dinah Daley. Dinah 
just landed a fantastic job with one of 
Seattle's leading money management firms. 
She looks great and is keeping up with 
Becky (Chase) Werner and her husband Mike 
by running a marathon (or close to it!) every 
couple of weeks. The trip ended in late July, 
and I started working on August 1st. I have 
returned to Montgomery Securities and am 
working as a generalist in the firm's invest- 
ment banking group. It's great to be back in 
the Bay Area, and I just lined up a ski house 
at Squaw Valley for the impending ski sea- 
son. I welcome anyone who's in the Bay 
Area and wants to grab some great Western 
skiing to give me a call!" T Besides running 
a marathon or triathlon every few weeks, 
Becky was promoted to the Health and 
Physical Education Director at the "Y." 
Congratulations, Becky! Are you guys still 
planning to migrate east in the spring? T I 
spoke to Nathalie, and she's back to work, 
doing fund-raising part-time for an environ- 
mental group in Cleveland. At five months, 



The 

GOVERNOR DUMMER 

Chair 

The classic Governor Dummer 
Academy chair, featuring the original 
schoolhouse logo in gold, is again avail- 
able for sale. This solid hardwood chair, 
made expressly for GDA by Nichols & 
Stone, is the same chair that was used in 
the Frost Library, the Jacob Dining Hall, 
the Cobb Room, Uncle Tom's Cabin and 
the other important places on 
campus. Black with cherry 
arms, it makes a handsome 
accent piece or desk 
chair. Two-hundred ten 
dollars pre-paid. 
(Mass. residents please 
add $9.50 sales tax.) 



To order, please send 
check or money order 
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Nathalie's baby Laura is up to 10 pounds 
and is a joy! T Kate (Appleton) Fitzpatrick 
writes, "John (my husband) and I moved 
from Boston September 1st to Belmont. I still 
work at the high school in Harvard, MA, 
teaching ninth-grade English literature and 
French I (the French class is new for me this 
year, but I like teaching seventh-graders). 
The commute is much better, and we're more 
comfortable in the new, more spacious 
house. We're still renting, but hope to buy 
in a couple of years. Everything is going 
well!" T John Pappas was out to sea when 
my request for notes went out, so his wife 
Kathv wrote for him: "We moved to Cape 
Elizabeth, ME, this past summer. Our daugh- 
ter Alexia is now 18 months as of this 
November. We are expecting baby number 
two February 20th! Looking forward to 
meeting you at the Reunion!" Thanks so 
much for writing, Kathy! You're really a 
mom who's got tilings together! Good luck 
with the rest of your pregnancy and the 
arrival of baby number two! ▼ More babies! 
Peter Qnimby writes, "The big news in my 
life is that Laurie and I adopted a baby girl 
(Katherine Anne Zug Quimby) in August! 
Parenthood is, of course, wonderful — much 
better than life as a graduate student! In fact, 
Katie's arrival prompted me to turn down 
my dissertation fellowship, but my trip is 
only postponed until next year. If all goes 
well, the three of us will be off to Russia and 
Ukraine in the fall." Congratulations, Peter! 
Enjoy vour precious daughter! T Proud 
Papa Dan Carlson writes, "My wife Joan and 



I had a baby boy on October 8th. Nicholas 
Lloyd Carlson! Everybody is doing well." 
Dan, to be honest, the brevity of your note 
tells me that you all probably need a little 
more sleep. Thanks for writing at all! Have 
fun with Nicholas. He'll be a bouncing baby 
boy before you know it! ▼ Andy Gibbs has 
a new sister-in-law. His brother Jon Gibbs '83 
was married in October to Jennifer Watters, 
who works for Merck with me. Jennifer told 
me that Andv is living in Atlanta and work- 
ing as a marketing analyst for Sprint. What 
else are you up to, Andy? ▼ Everything in 
Vermont is moving right along. Mitchell's 
first Halloween (the last of his first holidays) 
was fun! He was dressed as a cow (udderly 
adorable), and we went to the big Halloween 
parade in downtown Rutland. We had a big 
celebration for his first birthday. I can't 
believe how fast the time has gone. I've 
really had to make an effort to slow down 
and enjoy every minute with Mitchell. With 
work and everything else, time is a very lim- 
ited commodity. Work is work, and if I didn't 
have to, I probably wouldn't. I'm glad to 
hear from so many classmates who are psy- 
ched for Reunion. I really can't wait. And it's 
coming up soon. The snow in Vermont will 
probably still be hanging around when we 
make the trip! Happy holidays! T One last 
late-breaking news story: I received Dinah 
Daley's note card just before I mailed my 
Class Notes! Dinah writes, "Well, I still love 
Seattle. I am a trader for a money manager 
by the name of Badgley, Phelps and Bell. It is 
a great career opportunity — one that I hope 




will pave my way back to the East. So — our 
10-year anniversary of graduating GDA is 
coming up. Can you believe it? You have 
done a fantastic job as our Class Secretary! 
How about another five years?" Thanks for 
the compliment, Dine! But I think I should 
let someone else have fun with it for the next 
five \ ears! T And finally, thanks to 
Nathalie Ames and Quinn Pollock, who are 
heading up the Reunion Committee! 



'86 



Jennifer L. Dupre 

Secretary 

33R Yale Avenue 

Wakefield, MA 01880 

(617) 245-9646 



Bright smiles: (1-r) Elysa Marden '86, Trustee Haskell Rhett '54 and Leslie Hawke share a laugh together at 
the reception in New York. 



Greg Friedman is a lieutenant in the U.S. 
Navy and is currently stationed on the 
Nimitz off the coast of Japan. He is an F-14 
Tomcat pilot. When on land, he resides in 
San Diego, CA. He is married to Hannah and 
has one son named Tyler. ▼ Carey Quinn 
Giro I ami was married on July 30 to Robert 
Girolami of Ryebrook, NY. Carey and Rob 
are living in New Canaan, CT. They spend a 
lot of time with their five-month-old black 
Lab puppy. Carey's sister had twins last 
June, and she enjoys spending time with 
them, too. T Kelly Golden has been living 
in El Paso, TX, for the past three years. Kelly 
is teaching third-graders. She is engaged to 
be married to Edwardo Rueben Ochoa, a 
Princeton graduate and third-year medical 
student. T Cres Heasley writes, "I am get- 
ting married to Svdney Lesesne in January. I 
am currently coordinating AIDS research at 
the National Institute of Health. It's interest- 
ing, but of only limited success. Still no 
cure." T Erick Kieckhefer is currently living 
in Columbus, OH. He is the Director of 
Inventory Control for The Limited, Inc. His 
wife Deanna is an analyst for William M. 
Mercer, Inc. They have a two-year-old boy 
named Frederick (Derek) B. Kieckhefer IV. T 
Liz (Diehl) Loivell was recently married to 
Steven Lowell. Thev live in Newburyport 
and enjoy spending time with their cat. Her 
parents are doing well and say hello to all 
their friends. T Kimberly Mooney is very 
busy completing her residency at St. Eliza- 
beth's hospital in Boston. She recently went 
to an engagement party for Kim Carey. She 
also keeps in touch with Hedi Dnr, who is 
living in Paris. T John von Wentzel is living 
in Tokyo and is working for the structured 
finance department of Deutscaf Bank. John 
has been living in Japan for the last five 
years, yet he makes it back to the U.S. for 



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about 20 days a year. On his last visit to the 
U.S., he ran into Alex Brockmann (Birdman), 
who is a trader in the emerging markets divi- 
sion at Solomon Brothers in New York. He 
has heard rumors that Irshad Mecca is to be 
married soon. ▼ My husband Marc and I 
recently moved out of Boston to Wakefield, 
MA, and we love living in the suburbs. This 
has been a very hectic fall for me, as I am 
attending Suffolk Law School and working 
part-time in a law office. Still, I always find 
time for reading cookbooks and experiment- 
ing in the kitchen. My latest "obsession" is 
trying to recreate the Hawaiian regional cui- 
sine that I discovered while on my honey- 
moon in Maui and Kauai! I look forward to 
hearing what the rest of you are doing. 
Please keep in touch! 



'87 
'88 



Amy F. Mack 

Secretary 

12 Arnold Avenue, #1 

Northampton, MA 01060 

(413) 585-9432 



Erika J. Sayewich 

Secretary 

1904 Jefferson Park Ave. 

Apt. 47 

Charlottesville, VA 22903 



Andy Noel is doing well, still coaching 
hockey and looking forward to graduate 
school this summer. He saw Al Moody 
recently and is hoping that Al will work with 
his two goalies. T Hugh Ogilvie has entered 
his second year of training to be a solicitor. 
He's volunteering for a legal advice center 
by working for a legal advice and drug help 
line. When he's not working with the home- 
less, he's been busy writing reviews and 
interviews for a few music magazines and 
misses the states "more than I can say." He 
sends a hello to Paul Warm, Jeff Abrams and 
Cabot Orton. Hugh's new address is: 33 
Townsend Court, Shannon Place, St. John's 
Wood, London, NW87DP, England. T 
Elizabeth Leary works as a professional 
musician and artist. Her works can be seen 
in five galleries around the Boston/Seacoast 
New Hampshire area. As of January, she will 
be studying classical drawing and painting 
in Florence. ▼ fill Packard is living with 
Dave in Exeter, NH, and is living at 4 Lane 
Court, Exeter, NH 03833, (603) 772-8752. 
Anyone in the area should give them a ring. 
Jill is currently working for a small custom 
window treatment company (J&R Langley 



Co.) in Manchester, NH. T On October 9, at 
the Exeter Inn, Erin Saunders became Erin 
Braunstein when she married Adam. 
Although no GDA alums caught the bou- 
quet, many were in attendance: Jennifer 
Saunders '93 (maid of honor), Michelle 
Bolyea (bridesmaid), Kevin Burke '90, Katie 
Clifford, Heidi Danielson (keeper of the 
guest frame — she did a fabulous job), Kurt 
Danielson '94, Shawn Gager, Jill Goldman 
and Reena Manimalethu. Highlights were 
the Hora, Jennifer leading the conga line and 
the party that continued in Portsmouth after 
the ceremony. Erin and Adam plan to spend 
a more extended honeymoon in Florence. 
Until then, she's busy in Denver and hopes 
to get a master's of architecture next year. T 
Megan Heersink graduated from Lawrence 
University in 1992 and Lesley College in 
1993 with a master's in education. She is 
now teaching violin and elementary school 
in Rome. ▼ Martha Wise is still working at 
REI and continues to ski, climb, kayak and 
bike as often as possible. She has recently 
moved and taken up brewing beer. She is 
planning on going to grad school next 
year. T Christian Dennison spent last year 
working as a paralegal /investigator for the 
Office of the Public Defender in Providence, 
RI. He is now working in the Employment 
Labor Law Department at Paul, Hastings, 
Janofsky & Walker in Washington, D.C. 
Christian is living in Annapolis, MD, trying 
to adjust to this new lifestyle and climate. He 
will spend the rest of the year focusing his 
attention on attending law school next fall. 



'89 



Jennifer L. Katz 

Secretary 

32 Berrywood Lane 

Beverly, MA 01915 

(508) 922-3869 



The following notes were supplied by Kristen 
Brown. Here is the scoop on the Class of '89. 
We got the lowdown on quite a few class- 
mates from Rob Wattie (with some input 
from Derek VanVliet), so we will start with 
the gossip from him.... ▼ Adam Robinson is 
working for Disney in California, interview- 
ing and reviewing scripts and writers. T 
Brian Arlington has been seen at Sox games 
before the strike by Derek, Matt and Rob. He 
is rumored to be in the Boston area, but this 
is not confirmed. Brian, let us know if you 
are around! T Kevin Lydon was offered a 
position at The Boston Company, which is 
quickly becoming GDA central with Derek 
VanVliet and Rob Wattie both working there. 



He was formerly at Fortis, and has been seen 
frolicking around Boston. T Jon Costello 
and Kyrie Stevens have also been seen frol- 
icking around town. T Dan Nadeau, who is 
still bitterly working for his fraternity, Chi 
Psi, in Ann Arbor, MI, is also interviewing at 
The Boston Company at the urging of Derek 
and Rob. He is considering a move to Florida 
or looking for other career opportunities in 
the Boston area. We hope you will be back 
around here, Dan. You have been away too 
long! T Matt Downing was working at 
Pioneer Financial until The Bank of Boston 
bought them out. He is currently contem- 
plating a move to U.S. Trust or becoming a 
full-time professional student. T Hawley 
Appleton and Cate MacLaughlin have 
become quite the hostesses, having two great 
parties with quite a spread, shrimp and other 
delectables. T Carrie O'Keefe has been seen 
often by Matt, Rob and Derek. T Pat Riley 
is on the seven-year plan at Bentley. He 
should be graduating this spring. We are 
keeping are fingers crossed. Riley recently 
lapped Matt in the degree chase. T Jen and 
Jess Cowles and Courtney Seed were 
recently spotted by Matt and Rob at the 
Cactus Club. Apparently, they also received 
some verbal abuse by these two who were a 
little bit..., well you can guess. Jess is living 
in Maine with her mom. When are you com- 
ing down here, Jess? As for Rob and Derek, 
they live together in Somerville with another 
co-worker at The Boston Company. T Now 
for more updates.... ▼ Renee Jesperson is 
soon to be Dr. Jesperson. She is going to 
medical school at Tulane.. Can we all come 
down for Mardi Gras, Renee? T Jessica 
Clapp is having a blast, living in New York. 
She is taking classes and working at an 
advertising firm. T Lauren Jellinek, last I 
heard, is living in Sun Valley, ID, and has a 
serious man who is currently living in 
Alaska. Lauren, give us a call. We miss 
you! T Jen Ashare is back from Arizona 
and, for the time being, is living in Chestnut 
Hill. She has a great job working for First 
Night. Look for her name in the First Night 
brochure! T Joy Fosdick is gone! Where are 
you, Joy? Every time I get a number for you 
and I call, it has been changed. Get in touch, 
please! T Young Shin was recently on cam- 
pus as a part of the Headmaster's Visiting 
Committee. He lives with his brother Hyun 
Ri Shin '88 in New Haven, where they are 
both going to graduate school at Yale. Is any- 
one surprised? T Jeff Fidlerton is in his 
sixth year at Bucknell. He is working on his 
master's in mechanical engineering and 
German. T A bunch of us got together with 



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Alex Moody earlier this fall and got the 
chance to meet several of his Colby friends. 
Alex, where did you go by the end of the 
night? You disappeared! T Chuck Kahn is 
in graduate school at Clemson. He has been 
out of touch since Reunion. Chuck, give us a 
call! T I talk to M.J. Forrest quite often. He 
is an officer in the Marines, is living in 
Pensacola, FL, and is in flight school. ▼ 
Ashley Newbert has a full-time job looking 
for a full-time job. Any leads would be great! 
She is now living in Newburyport with her 
parents. ▼ As for me, I see Ashley quite 
often, because I live and work at good old 
GDA. I love it! I work in Admissions, teach 
history, coach men's JV soccer (best record in 
the school) and live in Moody. Come 
visit! ▼ /./. Katz, where are you? You are 
missing. Get in touch with someone at GDA 
so we can touch base. We hope everyone is 
doing well. Keep in touch so we can update 
ourselves on what is going on with the rest 
of you. 



'90 



Margo L. Doyle 

Secretary 

121 W. Montgomery St. 

Baltimore, MD 21230 

(410) 727-1547 



Greetings from the Class of '90! I have lots of 
news to report, so I will get right to it. T 
Kim Roark graduated in May with a B.A. in 
math and a minor in physics. She is now 
working on her M.B.A. T Mike Kalil grad- 
uated from the University of Denver and is 
working in the Windy City on the Chicago 
Board of Trade. ▼ Jeff Leggette is doing 
very well out at California State University 
with just a couple of semesters of school left 
as a result of transferring from Whittier 
College. He is pursuing a degree in account- 
ing and is looking forward to graduating. 
Good luck! He has spoken with Don Conley, 
Amy Hill '92 and Ike Suggs '78 most recently 
but is anticipating seeing many of his fellow 
'90 graduates at the Reunion in June. He 
would also like to send his condolences, 
along with the rest of the Class of '90, to the 
Bolton family. Many of us knew Kate well 
and will miss her. T Amy Shafmaster 
writes, "I graduated in May and bought a 
house in New Hampshire. I'm beginning 
work in September and, of course, am still 
riding." She says hello to everyone. T Mike 
Yeagley is still working hard in Cleveland. 
He is looking forward to coming home for 
Thanksgiving. He ran into Kristen Brown '89 
a few times in Cleveland before she returned 




Smile: (l-r) Larry and Sue Noel P'95 and Pat and Bill Byrne P'94 pose for the camera in New York. 



to GDA to work in the Admissions Office. 
Through her he found out that Elaine and 
Chris White adopted a baby girl. Congratula- 
tions! T Robin Remick has moved to New 
York City! She is looking forward to seeing 
everyone at the Reunion in June. T Dan 
Vinkovetsky graduated from B.U. with a 
major in sociology. He is still living in Boston 
and says, "What's up?" to all of his class- 
mates and teachers. T Steve Speichinger 
graduated from Gustavos Adolphus College 
in May and is currently involved in the man- 
agement training program at the Sherwin- 
Williams Company in the apartment 
development/managing business area. T I 
went to the D.C. reception last month and 
saw Shannon Davenport and Shaun Toomey, 
as well as Sean Colgate '92. Shannon is 
teaching young kids at an outdoor education 
facility and loves it. Shaun is working for his 
father, and is enjoying the hard work and the 
long hours. T Waveney Gooding wrote 
from London. She is in her final year of 
studying French and art history before she 
looks to enter the field of sports marketing. 
She is playing squash and any other sport 
that she finds, as well as training for the 
modern pentathlon for the university. She 
welcomes any classmates passing through 
Cambridge, England, to give her a call. T 
Jada Olsen will be graduating in spring and 
hopes to start graduate school the following 
fall. She plans to stay up in the New England 
area. She is still involved in fencing at school, 
and said that competitions are keeping her 
busy this winter. She is engaged and has set 
a wedding date for September 7, 1996. 



Congratulations! T Glen Johnson says hello 
to everyone. He is busy with graduate work 
and is looking forward to the Reunion. T I 
hope everyone enjoys the holidays! Keep in 
touch and keep Reunion Weekend open! See 
you all then. 



'91 



Nicole F. LaTour 
Secretary 
Union College 
Box #1284 
Schenectady, NY 12308 



I can't believe that winter is already here and 
for many of us, the "real" world is fast 
approaching! I have been very busy this fall, 
trying to keep sane and attempting to find 
some direction for next year. We just started 
a women's ice hockey team, so it's fun to be 
skating again. ▼ I see Chuck Rodman often, 
and he's busy applying to law schools, plac- 
ing in public speaking contests and being my 
chauffeur for Thanksgiving break. Thank 
you, Chuck! T Karen Queen came to visit 
Union to see her brother... and me, of course. 
She's keeping busy at Tufts and is looking 
forward to her vacation in Jamaica over win- 
ter break. ▼ Leah Colangelo is having a 
great senior year at Providence and talks 
with Leslie McCant and Scoff MacLeod 
often. On the U.V.M. front, Ruby Van Loan is 
the "star" of her bowling class and will chal- 
lenge anybody at the bowling alley She sees 
Stratton Newbert quite a bit, who is very 
busy, and also saw Easton Craft while he 
was up for a visit. T Regan Jones is now 
studying in Boston at Wheelock College. She 



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likes being in the city, but would love to 
have some visitors. T I received a note from 
Susie Childs who is having a difficult time 
believing that we are seniors. Aren't we all! 
She loves California and is now Assistant 
Dean at the Dunn School. She says she has 
room, so if you have trouble finding a job, 
California may be an option. T Cathy 
Burgess, our fearless Class Agent, is still 
plugging away at B.C. She is looking for 
classmates to help with fund-raising and our 
fifth Reunion (gulp). This is an enormous 
job, and the more help she can get, the better. 
This is a great opportunity to get involved, 
especially you MIAs, and a way to show 
your support for GDA and our class. ▼ I 
know this is a busy time for us all, but I 
would love to hear what you are all up to. 
Cheers to everyone in '95 and please keep in 
touch. 



92 



Joshua C. Lappin 
Hobart College 
Box #H1007 
Geneva, NY 14456 
(315) 781-4049 



I guess that I should start off by saying that I 
did get more responses than Jon Kazanjian 
did. Three more to be exact. However, in a 
time of great stress and confusion, I hap- 
pened to lose three, also. They're probably in 
some heap in my room somewhere. I put up 
a good search to find them, but my efforts 
were in vain. To make things worse, I can't 
remember who sent them. I think one of 
them was from Chris Ruggiero. For the life of 
me, I can't remember what he wrote, but 
chances are it had something to do with 
hockey and how much fun it is. Safe 
assumption. ▼ Other than that, I think 
another one was from Erin Ehvell, who told 
me something about being in England, 
where she is studying psychology and meet- 
ing up with Pant Kurtz, who is also on term 
abroad from Union. T Word has it that 
Pam is still recovering from a wacky summer 
spent with Carolyn Mclnnis on Nan- 
tucket. ▼ The third response card remains a 
mystery. Sorry. ▼ E-Mail turned out to 
work nicely, as I received six messages over 
the vax. T Brooke Wliiting is enjoying her 
term abroad in Spain, where she has traveled 
to exotic lands, learned about exotic cultures 
and met exotic people. Last I heard, she was 
looking forward to coming home. T Nicole 
Bellaire is in the middle of applying to the 
London program that is offered at Colgate, 
where she is majoring in English. She is evi- 



dently very excited about her new major, 
and is already looking at grad schools. T 
Barry Hugo is a T.A. at UPenn, which is 
almost as time-consuming as his position as 
Class Representative to the Society of 
Bioengineering. Keep up the good work, 
Barry. ▼ Justin Philbrick is furthering his 
very exciting potential career in law enforce- 
ment. He is also majoring in bedpost man- 
agement. T Sally Simpkins is very happy 
to be living off-campus at Washington 
University. Now and then, she runs into 
Karen Silver '94 and Matt Masinter. T 
Miles Van Rensselaer is enjoying his time in 
his "amish-corn-ostrich-ridden" college 
where he is not only majoring in art, but also 
English. He owes everything to the almighty 
Mr. Searles. He will be taking a term abroad 
in Southeast Asia soon. This August, Miles 
spent some time in Portland, where he saw 
Sam Nickerson. ▼ Cara Fineman is keeping 
busy as an intern at a counseling center for 
men who batter their partners. She is looking 
forward to her term abroad coming up in 
Bolivia, but in the meantime is having a 
tough time locating Colin Nix. T As of the 
last Archon, Chris Nielsen was wondering 
what ever happened to Joe Montminy. Well, 
Frogs, I talked to him just a few days ago, 
and he is touched that you still think of him. 
The message from Joe is this: "He doesn't 
have your phone number! Lower the force- 
field!" ▼ Carin McLean wrote to me from 
Goocher College in Maryland, where life is 
swell, but she if frustrated that Deirdre 
Heersink hasn't called her. (Gee, do you 
think our class is having a communication 
problem?) ▼ Melissa Margarones just fin- 
ished her third season of rugby in which 
Bates finally beat Colby. However, Colby 
was without Grace Jeanes, which might have 
something to do with it. (How's that shoul- 
der treatin' ya, Grace?) Next semester, 
Melissa will be studying in France. ▼ 
Charisse Charley posed for Details magazine 
this summer with 50 other girls who were 
wearing oversized "boyfriend sweaters." 
Other than that, Charisse is just kickin' back 
and dreaming of the day that she'll begin 
making big money with her anthropology 
major. T Mike Holbrook started as right 
tackle on the B.U. football team this year. He 
saw Cadet Dave Costa '94 when the team 
went to West Point. Mike also saw Bill 
Batchelder '91 at the championship game vs. 
U.N.H. T As for Kazanjian... I will be seeing 
him this winter when I make the trip down 
to Florida. Recently, Jon has been begging me 
to let him write in The Archon again. 
Apparently, Jon never felt so cool in his life 



as he did when he saw his name in The 
Archon as Class Secretary. Two words: never 
again. T As for me, my summer was quite 
productive (contrary to what Kazanjian 
might say). I made much more than $1.50 an 
hour, and I worked at WXXI TV and Radio 
in Rochester, where I acted as a public rela- 
tions assistant. At times, this job involved my 
dressing up as "Cookie Monster" and having 
little kids climb all over me. Just trying to 
beef up that resume. If anyone feels like writ- 
ing me e-mail, feel free. Hope everybody 
makes it through the winter okay. 



'93 



Saundra E. Watson 

Secretary 

Lesley College 

47 Oxford Street, Box 289 

Cambridge, MA 02318 

(617) 492-9872 



I got a disappointing turnout with responses, 
and I am assuming that is because everyone 
is so busy. Thanks to all the familiar writers 
and cheers to those first-time writers! 
Hopefully by the spring, I will hear from at 
least half of the class. T Use Abusamra is 
going to Grenoble, France, next semester and 
is very excited. Right now she is busy work- 
ing and guiding tours. Have a great semester 
in France, Use! T Amy Chase is having a 
rockin' time at Gettysburg. School is much 
better, and sorority life is going well. Amy 
says Japanese and accounting are the only 



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things that are keeping Gettysburg from 
being 110 percent okay, but it's close enough. 
Amy was nice enough to let me know that 
Jason Benedict is doing well and likes Union 
more this year. She was right: He didn't mail 
me a postcard. T Cara Endyke and Jim 
Walsh (thanks for the update, Cara) are both 
doing fine. Cara is pledging Delta Gamma 
and having a blast. T Speaking of pledging, 
Nellie Godfrey also joined a sorority. She is a 
Pi Beta Phi. Nellie saw Pierce Love a few 
weeks ago when he went down to U.N.C. to 
visit some friends. Nellie seems to be enjoy- 
ing U.N.C. T Shirani Wickramasinghe has 
found a major! It is language and interna- 
tional business. It looks like Shirani is going 
to France this summer and fall, if not for a 
year. In the winter, she is going to be a 
preschool teacher. T Kristen Hand 
describes her year so far as "crazy." She says 
she is over-committed. Kristen is majoring 
in studio art and minoring in dance. Con- 
gratulations for two years with Derek 
Atnbrosil ▼ Jill Hindle is focusing on act- 
ing, singing and writing for an environmen- 
tal journal at Middlebury Jill says that, 
"Middlebury is incredible and one of the 
most inspiring atmospheres anyone could 
live in." Jill, I am glad that Middlebury is 
such a comforting atmosphere and that you 
are doing so well. Keep writing! T Coral 
Keith is having trouble getting over the sum- 




mer, but she is trying. Coral is thinking about 
going to Washington, D.C., for a semester 
and then to Australia. Maybe I will see you 
in Washington, Coral. I am thinking about 
doing a semester at American University. 
Happy hunting. I hope you find somewhere 
to study ▼ Katie Mack sends a hello to 
everyone. Dickinson is swell, and she often 
sees Amity Jeanes, who now attends 
Dickinson, too. Katie speaks to Anne Savage 
and Andrea Manning often and says they are 
both doing fine. ▼ Andrea Manning has 
transferred from Bucknell to Boston College. 
She says it was a good decision, and it is nice 
to be closer to home. Things are going very 
well. ▼ Jim Morse (the only male class 
member that I heard from!) is stressed and 
looking forward to break. He is president of 
his fraternity, and it seems he has taken on a 
lot of responsibility at school. I hope break 
comes fast so you can rest up, Jim. T 
Jennifer Rosa is drowning in school work at 
Tufts. Jen is trying to arrange to go to Italy, 
possibly for a year. Since Dogo is living with 
Mrs. Leary, Jen spends a lot of time visiting 
him and visiting GDA. T Anne Savage 
sends a short message: "New York is great, 
but the work is really hard. I'm having lots 
of fun!" And she hopes all is well with 
everyone else. ▼ Nancy Stevenson has had 
a rough semester, taking classes within her 
sociology major. Nancy has run into Kurt 
Danielson '94 and Nicole Abdulla '94. Nancy 
is still in frequent contact with Dawn 
Morrill, Angela Ives and Andrea Manning. 
Nancy has been back to GDA a few times, 
and has also seen Jen Saunders. T Melissa 
Murnane is having a ball in Boston. Lissa is 
excelling academically as well as socially at 
Tufts. She is having a great first semester. We 
chat and see each other often. T School is 
very hectic for me, and I have definitely once 
again over-committed myself. For the most 
part, I am happy at Lesley and continue to 
enjoy school. I am sorry if I have not kept in 
touch, but I am so busy I can hardly breathe! 
Keep writing. I love to hear about what is 
going on in your lives. Good luck with the 
rest of the semester. I hope to see lots of you 
over the holidays! 



Good times: Headmaster Peter Bragdon and Mike 
Imbelli, who is from St. David's School, pause for a 
moment to smile for the camera during September's 
reception. 



'94 



Kristen L. Marvin 

Secretary 

1900 F Street NW, #709 

Washington, DC 20006 

(202) 676-7777 



Well, so far everyone has survived the first 
weeks of the fall, and, from what I've heard, 



are anticipating a great winter. My first 
weeks here at George Washington have been 
great, as I've made sure to take advantage of 
the city. ▼ Since he's living two floors 
below me, I have the chance to see Matt 
Prunier often. He's doing well and wants 
everyone to know that, and I quote, "Well, 
let's see, I have been eaten up by a metro 
train. I have seen numerous rats. I have seen 
Mrs. Clinton and Mrs. Yeltsin and I have 
learned to love this place." ▼ Catherine 
Perry is having a great time enjoying the 
sites of Georgetown, even though she has a 
lot of work to do. She has, however, found 
the time to keep up on her caffeine habit by 
visiting all the local coffee houses. ▼ 
Michelle Dumas and Karen Hesselbach both 
love Gettysburg and have managed to come 
visit Washington. They see various GDA 
alumni (Rob Campbell '93, Amy Chase '93 
and Sean Colgate '92) and say that they are 
looking forward to winter break to see every- 
one. Michelle has kept in touch with Greg 
Lydon and tells me that he is loving Bentley, 
and is keeping busy practicing Karate. ▼ 
Erin Canavin has also visited DC, and is 
enjoying her freedom at Drew. She has seen 
Jon Stetler a few times, and has been to Holv 
Cross to visit Nikki Maheu. T Nikki has 
definitely been living it up in Worcester, 
practicing fire drills at odd hours in the 
morning and mastering the art of sumo- 
wrestling. She sees Damn Courtney in 
English class and says that he is doing 
well. T Out in Madison, WI, Lisa Masinter 
is partying in the city. She sees Archie Seale 
'93 a lot, and also had lunch with Saiyid 
Brent and Kate Savage. T Kate, who is 
enjoying Lawrence University, also told me 
about her visits with Lisa, and has agreed 
that it was nice to see familiar faces. ▼ 
Kasey McGarrigle, out in Colorado, is hav- 
ing a blast rock climbing and snow boarding. 
She says she has the bruises to prove her 
attempts at snow boarding. Kasey has seen 
Elizabeth Graff in Boulder and says that 
she's happy Graff is looking forward to ski 
season and to coming home to party with 
everyone again. T Beth DeLisle is enjoying 
Vermont and has had the chance to see Leila 
Moore, Cheri Malo and Lissa King. Boof 
says that she is doing well, but, like everyone 
else, she is very busy. She did, however, have 
the chance to see the Samples and, once 
again, hang out with the band. ▼ Lisa 
Maffei is busy at William Smith, but has 
found time to keep in touch with friends. She 
sees Niki Wlielan and Izzi Metz, even 
though Niki has been busy with crew. Muff 



The Archon 46 Winter 1995 



tells me that Luke is playing hockey at 
UConn and, as of now, has no hair. She has 
also talked to Noelia Kvaternik, who is hav- 
ing fun at Boston College. ▼ Dave Costa is, 
as he puts it, amazingly enough, liking West 
Point overall." He's been playing junior var- 
sity football and plans to play varsity next 
year. Academics take up most of his time, so 
what little free time he has is spent shining 
shoes and polishing brass. ▼ Mandy Hirsch 
has been playing field hockey at Syracuse 
and is looking forward to seeing the Rolling 
Stones in the Carrier Dome in December. She 
has kept in touch with and has seen John 
Markos, who is playing football at Hartwick. 
He has kept in touch with many people 
including Satti Silvennoinen '93, who is 
keeping busy playing hockey at Yale. ▼ 
Josh Manring wants everyone to know that 
he is enjoying playing tennis at Rollins and 
has adopted a new nickname — "Spicoli," 
from Fast Times at Ridgemont High. T 
Another Floridian, Jeremy Rimer, at Florida 
State, wanted to say "hi" to everyone and 
say that he is having a great time in the 
warm weather. ▼ Smzj Armato is loving 
Tulsa, and wants everyone to know that yes, 
they have telephones and transportation in 
Oklahoma. T Nicole Abdulla says that she 
sees a lot of Kurt Danielson and that both of 
them are happy at Bates. Nikki's official 
track season just started, and she hopes that 
everything is going well for every-one. T 
Gerald Kean is playing lacrosse at R.RI. and 
enjoying upstate New York. He finds the 
work easy, so he's not worried yet. T Rahul 
Sivaprasad finds himself at the beach a lot in 
California when he's not in class. He says 
that he misses GDA a lot, but has kept busy 
going to tapings of The Tonight Show and 
Married With Children. T Also out in 
California, Meg Graetzer is working back 
stage on a production of As You Like It. She 
likes U.S.C. and sees hnani Butler '93, Dave 
Lau and Stephanie Kinloch sometimes. She 
claims she really doesn't have much Archon- 
worthy news, but she does party a lot. T 
Alfonso Garcia wrote from Spain to say that 
he is going to college in Madrid. He spent 
time with Roland Backes '95 and Pablo 
Juncadella this past summer, and wants to 
say "hi" to Gil Farmer, Leon Rodriguez, 
Matt Gins, Josh Manring, Dan Juden and Sid 
Saraf. T Basically, the Class of 1994 is hav- 
ing a good time, and, for the most part, keep- 
ing in touch with one another. For all of you 
who didn't return postcards, hope to hear 
from you in time for the next issue of The 
Archon. 



Letters 

continued from page 2 

ing are tremendous achievements. GDA 
today is certainly a world-class institution. 

Again, I want to thank you for 
your thoughtfulness and congratulate your 
highly successful leadership of the Academy 
I know that as time moves forward, GDA 
will be poised to take advantage of what the 
future holds. 

If you are ever in Tampa please call. 

Sincerely, 

A. James Tagg '85 

Tampa, Florida 

Thanks for the Tenure 

April 25, 1994 

Dear Dodge and Peter, 

It is hard to believe that my tenure as 
an alumni trustee is coming to an end with 
the meeting on May 7. I felt that I was just 
beginning to get the hang of things. Thank 
you for the opportunity to feel a part of this 
great school for a short time. Now it is time 
for someone else to have the chance. 

I look back to that first week of 
October 1992, as I stood on top of the hill 
overlooking the Sager Bowl (so named only 
minutes before during half-time) when I felt 
a wonderful sense of reverence and took a 
brief look at my own GDA history. I looked 
all about me, and despite being 3000 miles 
from my home of 20 years, I knew I was 
among family. There was Mac Murphy, John 
Witherspoon, Ben Stone, Art Sager and 
Buster Navins among other familiar faces. 
Each of these men had played a small, but 
significant role at various times in my youth, 
serving as in loco parentis. 

Now I was here by some fortunate 
stroke to somehow give back something of 
myself and my experience to GDA. I felt 
very special. The two years have flown by 
too quickly and I feel a certain sense that I 
was only an observer of the process in which 
I was meant to be a more active participant. 

I did not set out to write this to sound 
like an apology for a job unfulfilled. My time 
as a member of the board has been every- 
thing but that. Instead, I want to say thank 
you for offering me the opportunity to see 
the care and dedication for this school from a 
different perspective. 

From the outset, in the minor role that 
I have played as an alumni trustee, it is clear 
that the present day success of GDA is attrib- 
uted to the continuing leadership of Peter 



and Dodge and to the energy that each of 
you have brought to the playing field. The 
care and sensitivity of the veterans like Dick 
Osgood, Bill Ardiff and George McGregor is 
remarkable. The love that Shirley French has 
for memorializing this special institution is 
equally important. I feel a unique sense of 
privilege for the short association with the 
giant of a man in Skip. I could go on for each 
of the members of the board who have dedi- 
cated so much of their time and resources to 
the school. 

I promise to continue to monitor your 
efforts from a distance in the years to come. 
Thank you for providing me with the chance 
to sit in the catbird seat for this stretch of the 
voyage. I will remain a loyal and devoted 
supporter of GDA for many years to come. If 
there is any way in which I can continue to 
be a part of your effort, please let me know. 

Yours Truly, 

Tom Tobey '62 

Former Alumni Trustee 

Los Altos, CA 



Fond Memories 



November 11,1994 



Dear Mr. and Mrs. Bragdon, 

Getting my Archon in the fall is a 
much awaited and at the same time dreaded 
event. I am anxious to see the photos of 
graduation and read my Class Notes, how- 
ever there is a dark side to this event. Seeing 
the pictures of that which was so common 
during my four years, the Chapel, the 
Schoolhouse, the French Building, the Parker 
River bring back fond memories and lead to 
homesickness. I deeply miss quiet weekends 
of solitude on Plum Island, walks to the 
Parker River in the late afternoon. The warm 
atmosphere of a Saturday night at the 
Mansion House all so dear to me and now 
all part of my past. You never seem to appre- 
ciate something until its gone. I honestly 
wish I could go back and do it all again. I 
hope to visit over the Thanksgiving recess. I 
hope to see you both sometime then. I wish 
you both the best and look forward to seeing 
you around Christmas. 

With love and best wishes, 

Jim Morse '93 

College of Wooster 

Wooster, OH 
P.S. Please inform the Chapel Committee 
that if they are looking for speakers around 
Christmas break, shortly after or in late 
spring, I would love to come back and give 
one. m 



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Volunteer Weekend 
Builds Momentum and Excitement 

for '94-95 Year 



Governor Dummer Academy's first Volunteer Weekend generated class spirit and 
enthusiasm for the upcoming '94-95 Annual Fund, said Director of the Annual Fund Erin 
Carver. 

"The Development office wants to thank all the volunteers for their efforts on behalf of 
the Academy. The Weekend helped build momentum for fund-raising this year," said Carver. 

Director of Alumni/ae-Parent Relations Michael Moonves said the Weekend also pre- 
sented the unique opportunity for the Class Agents, Class Secretaries, Parent Fund Volunteers 
and Alumni/ae Council members to meet with the Academy's trustees. 

"The Weekend enabled all the volunteers and people of all age groups to discuss the 
Academy's goals," said Moonves. 

Alumni/ae Council President Arthur Veasey HI said the event promoted positive rela- 
tions among all the volunteer groups and trustees. "The Weekend helped bring all the people 
who go the extra mile for the Academy closer together," he said. 

The idea for a Volunteer Weekend 
came during the Development Office's 

a r ^^^ fck retreat last July. "We felt volunteers 



Volunteer Weekend: (1-r) Parent Fund Volunteers Helga 
Senko P'97, Judy Gore P'95 97, Nancy Carroll P'96 '97 
and Judy Forrest P'89 '94 '98 enjoy each others' company 
at the Mansion House during the first annual Volunteer 
Weekend. 



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Sharing a laugh: (l-r) Dottie Bragdon 
and }ohn and Sheila Whittier P'95 have a 
good time during Volunteer Weekend. 



Listening atten- 
tively: (f-b) Peter 
Butler 62, Sam 
Gwynne '47, Steve 
Saxvyer '61, Stu 
Pomeroy '42, Cathy 
Scerbo '84 and Karen 
Gronberg '83 listen to 
the GDA student panel 
in the James Duncan 
Phillips Library. 





A meeting of the minds: (clockwise) 
Director of Alumni/ae-Parent Relations 
Michael Moonves, Peter Butler '73, Peter 
Richardson '75, Catherine Burgess '91, 
Grace Jeanes '92, Council President 
Arthur Veasey '68, Buster Navins '31 and 
Council Vice President Karen Gronberg 
'83 gather for an Alumni/he Council meet- 
ing in the Murphy Seminar room. 



Nice tie: Trustee 
Don Werner and 
Alan Flynn '50 
admire each 
others' GDA ties 
in the Mansion 
House. 



should be recognized for 
their efforts and should real- 
ize how important they are 
to our community. They are 
an integral part of our fund- 
raising efforts," said Carver. 

Many of the 
alumni/ae who attended the 
Weekend came away impressed by the Academy's recent successes, said Carver. 

"Of all the impressive changes — new buildings, new curricula, new faculty 
members — nothing was more impressive than the quality of the students; Quality in 
all dimensions including self-expression, courtesy, intellectual curiosity, friendliness, 
helpfulness and a commitment to excellence in all that they undertake from the stu- 
dent newspaper to athletic teams," said Sam Gwynne '47. 

"This Weekend gave me the opportunity to fully appreciate the growth of the 
Academy and to experience the atmosphere of enthusiasm, commitment and confi- 
dence," said Al Fynn '50. 

The Development Office has scheduled next year's Volunteer Weekend for 
October 13 and 14. "Since the Weekend was such a success, the school hopes more 
Class Agents, more Alumni/ae Council members, more Parent Fund volunteers and 
more Class Secretaries will attend the event next October," said Moonves. 



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